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25 DaysLeft; Wow

February 4th, 2007 at 03:44 am

I was in a hotel room for work, last week, and for fun I was writing up a wish list of things I wanted or needed to buy. Well, I had a hard time thinking of things. A few items I got for Christmas-a kitchen rug, silicon rubber scrapers, so they were off the wish list. So now, I want a bookcase, another bookcase or cabinet, an mp3 player, and thatís it. I actually have nothing else I want. No clothes, no personal supplies, no kitchen items, no other furniture. (I want a bra fitting; I suppose Iíll get a bra at the same time.) Going with little has made it not so that I want more, but so that I want and need less.

Iím in my last month, but hardly aware of it. Despite my grand plans to not be sick or have any migraines in 2007-ambitious, I know-I came down with a bad cold Wednesday. I have managed to fend off 4 migraines so far this month by taking my medication very early on, so I still feel like I am having some success. But Thursday and Friday I was home in bed, pretty out of it, and today I just am sorta peeping my head out of the covers.

I wonít be closing my books until at least tomorrow if not later. It does feel odd that February will be my last month on the Challenge. The Challenge has really been such a gift to me. I am so much more at peace with my money and my spending.

3 Responses to “25 DaysLeft; Wow”

  1. Bookie Says:

    Oddly, I would say that your Challenge has been a gift to the rest of us as well.

    Watching the process by which you've accommodated yourself to the Challenge has caused me to look closely at many of my assumed "needs" and to recognize how much of my spending is from habit or boredom.

    You've posted a year-long tutorial on finding contentment with what you have and feeling gratitude for what you can do. You've certianly increased my appreciation of the resources at hand, and you've inspired me to be pro-active in dealing with my discontents.

    I'm really going to miss the classes when the course is over.

    Thanks,

    Smile

  2. living_in_oz Says:

    I agree with Bookie. Can't you just keep the challenge going????????????? Just teasing, but I've really enjoyed reading about your journey.

  3. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Me too...Me too.

    I've been very inspired by your challenge. It has made me really stop and think about purchases.

    Sunday, morning I found myself getting the spatula to get the last tiny bit of jelly out of the jar...what would LRJohnson think if I wasted this?!?!?!?

    Thanks for being our role model.

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