Renewing my vows

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Photo Credit: ‘sad♥girl’ via Compfight cc

I seem to have fallen prey to a little something known in the industry as “scope creep”. You know, when someone asks you to proofread a short document and suddenly it’s midnight and you’re doing the cancan on a table in Tijuana with Carlos? Oh wait…different story.

When I initially “closed my purse” the rules were quite clear. Aside from food, skin care and medical care, NOTHING else was in scope. Well…I’ve sort of been gently nudging the goalposts a little as I struggled to stick to this and came up against obstacles I hadn’t expected, and now I’ve moved them so far that it’s just not cricket anymore. Oh wait…different game.

So here, I would like to renew my vows. There’s a post coming later this week about what exactly I’ve been naughty with, and how even though I have been naughty, I’m still making better choices. But for now, here are my vows. Again.

Dear Me,

I swear to keep my purse closed in good times and in bad, through Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays, in the face of huge discounts, cool products and upcoming events where I don’t have a single thing to wear. I promise to keep it closed in summer and in winter, spring and autum, until next August do us part. I remember the reasons why I started this (which are written here if you dropped the ball on that), and I commit to them again.

I owe this to myself and I want to do it. Now, and…until next August as I said.

And please, please for the love of god stop drooling on the pillows while wearing fake tan. Oh wait…different vows.

Love,

Me.

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About colonizethemoon

36 years old. Reformed smoker. Unreformed drinker. Antisocial neighbour. Sometime shower-singer. Speaker of appalling German. On a quest to become a grown up. In all the good ways and none of the bad. Originally from Sydney (via Wales, Spain, and Newcastle, NSW) now living and working in god's country - aka Munich, Germany.

Posted on December 9, 2014, in Game on, My Purse is Closed and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I am so glad you’re back, I’ve missed you! ❤

    I don't know if this is an issue for you, but I've realized recently that it is for me so I'll share. I was on damn near every store mailing list known to man, so every day I'd see all these coupons and deals and advertisements for stuff I really don't need. So I decided that each time one comes in I'm unsubscribing. It may or may not help with the shopping, but it definitely helps speed up how long it takes to get through my email every morning!

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  2. I found an article for you!!!
    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/less-consumerism/
    This guy’s stuff is usually pretty realistic and reasonable. 🙂

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  3. You might have erred, but like all of us, you can (and will) get back on track quickly and easily.

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  4. It’s good renewing your vows – it reminds you of why you are there in the first place. I think we all lose sight of the straight and narrow every now and then, but it looks like you’ve got yourself right on the yellow brick road again. Well done!

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