The shopping ban is about half way over now, and I have been avoiding doing an update about it in depth for a few days because I really like to keep my blog a positive place, and I have nothing positive to say about the ban. If you don’t want to drown in the negativity, and you want to go ahead and bail now, I totally understand. I won’t be offended.
This is pretty much how I feel about it.
So it’s going well in that I am sticking to it. This is not all that remarkable given the situation. My husband is still unemployed and I don’t really have money to spend on clothes and accessories. I am also still without a car and have to hitch a ride with either my husband or a friend anywhere I go, and as everyone knows I am on a ban, it’s not like I could get them to take me to Forever XXI to misbehave. So ban or not I can't really buy things right now anyway. Putting myself under tight restrictions is just helping me stay on track with what I can afford. Which is pretty much nothing.
It’s not going well in that I’m kind of miserable. I feel stifled and suffocated. I am SO, SO bored. And I am having more and more trouble coming up with exciting ways to wear the same things over and over again. I think about shopping all the time. I don’t browse sites, other than a little browsing done to pick out a birthday handbag, and even that little bit made it harder. Actually, not looking is almost as hard as not buying, but looking would make not buying impossible.
We have tried thrift shopping a couple of times recently and I have had zero luck, and the lost day (I don’t actually enjoy thrifting unless I find something) frustrates me when think about it, since I could have stayed home and watched DVDs or painted or made a necklace. I don’t get a lot of down time (no one gets enough, am I right?) and I hate to waste it. We went just last Saturday and we had such bad luck we agreed to just give it up for a while.
So that’s where I’m at. I’m struggling. But I am sticking to it. I don’t like it. I feel equal parts proud and frustrated.
OK. Enough of that. Back to our regularly scheduled positivity and outfit posts to tomorrow.