Buy Nothing Month ContinuesApril 10, 2008
So far, somewhat good since I signed up to participate in the challenge. I brought my lunch to work today, instead of buying something I might not eat all off. I did not have to drive for lunch either. This is good b/c my gas light is on, and I will have to buy gas before I head for home. Gas is a necessity, thus not part of the challenge.
I do have one confession. This week, I bought a new pair of shoes for work. My job requires a lot of standing, assembling and taking down of an exhibit, and driving a big truck. Therefore, I need sneakers that support my feet, are lightweight and are just all around good stable, comfortable shoes. I found a pair of Dr Scholls shoes on sale. I did think about the compact, but I also thought about how worn out my current shoes are and how I might not find this low a price again. So, I did buy them.
I wanted to buy a new book or a magazine, but have successfully resisted such a purchase so far. I think I will do ok for the rest of the month. The benefits of the challenge so far are how much more aware I am of what I want to buy, and how little I need most of it.
One result is going to be money savings for sure.