One down…

Just a little note to celebrate that I made it through the month of January without buying any new clothes and I made it by the skin of my teeth.

I nearly bought something on Saturday afternoon, I was *this* close. So very very close. So close that if I hadn’t had a doubt about whether or not the item was on sale, I would have bought it.

But I didn’t. So, although I do not have a brand new kelly green pashmina to wear in February, I can say, that hurray, I have kept to my resolution for one whole month.

Sure, I have two pairs of boots out to be repaired and I have stood in front of my closet and my mirror and said, “ugh, I have nothing to wear.” Sure, today I hate my outfit because it is made up of a bunch of things I haven’t worn in years and don’t really go together very well. But I haven’t bought anything.

(I need to stop thinking about that exquisite kelly green pashmina. I need to stop thinking about that kelly green pashmina. MUST STOP….)

No, no, I did not just look it up to see if it was on sale. It is. Now what?

A new month is a new start. Thankfully February is a short month. I can look forward to a little celebratory post on March 1. I do like to celebrate. Plus, I have planned a real celebration if I can make it through to March 31. I am 1/3 of the way there!! Yay!!!

Published by Lily Fields

I am passionate about contentment. This is a challenge, because I am equally passionate about progress. I get up at 4:00AM to chip away at a solution to this monolithic problem: how to make progress on my contentment. Born and raised in the USA, I married a French philosophy teacher in 1999. We have lived in France since 2007. We stayed young and carefree until life threw us two curveballs in the form of little humans one after another in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Now I am a slightly older, slightly more exhausted version of myself, but with mystery stains on my walls and a never-ending pile of laundry.

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