I did it! Okay, I did one week’s worth of it, but that is something to be proud of. I successfully skipped JewelMint for the month of June, I did not browse online this week (other than blog research) and I didn’t even open the Anthro catalog that got mailed to my house on Monday. Coincidentally, not shopping online has made me much more productive at work. Let’s just hope I don’t work myself out of a job!
Oh, and did I mention that my boyfriend asked me to help him pick out pants at the J. Crew Factory on like the second day!? Rude, I know. But I did it! I went in there and didn’t even glance at the women’s side. Okay, maybe I glanced once or twice but I didn’t succumb to the pressure.
I did hit a bit of a road block in the middle of the week. I think it JUST hit me that I am going to have to make it work with what I’ve got for the next SIX MONTHS. I mean, that’s three different seasons that my wardrobe will be seeing, all without adding one thing to it. It’s definitely not going to be easy. I wonder…is this what recovering alcoholics feel like?
I should add that I am currently living in a temporary living space. I have been in this space for almost a year now so I guess I should stop calling it temporary, but my closet space is not ideal. Clothes are shoved in there so tightly, with boxes of shoes piled up everywhere, plastic bins filled with sweaters taking up space and making things difficult to get to…you get the picture. My point is, when I look in my closet, it’s overwhelming. I can’t see everything I have and I end up wearing the same things over and over again. I think I am going to do a reorganization this weekend to help start next week off fresh.
The hardest part has been reading other blogs. Everyone always looks so cute and has something fabulous that I want to buy…and can’t. It’s hard but I just can’t (won’t) stop. It’s a part of my morning routine that I refuse to give up.
The best part: the things I purchased online in a frenzy the last few days in May have been arriving this week so it feels like I am getting new things. I hope this doesn’t mean next week will be harder.
One week down and twenty-five to go!