Here we are, 3 days left. Could I be more excited? NOPE. I really couldn't, this is thrilling. I have gone 362 days without shopping? MAGNIFICENT. Unbelievable. And SO glad it is nearly over. Why? Because I accomplished something that I never thought I would accomplish. And I'll be honest, it wasn't really as hard as I thought. It was just a matter of willpower.
So, the next couple of days- I will be treating you all to something called a Vlog (I think). No, it is not a disease or anything. It is a Video Blog. Maybe I'll just call it a Video Blog...Vlog makes my tummy hurt. Anyways, I am out of things to write about. That, or I am simply TOO EXCITED that I can't breathe and don't feel like writing. So I'd rather TALK, which is something I am super good at.
I am boarding a jet plane on THURSDAY and pointing it towards San Diego, California. I will video blog as often as possible... and there will be a cameo from BFF Rachel (whether she agrees or not). I thought this would be a fun way to end the year, and also an EASY way to show you everything I buy.
I also have a few announcements coming... but maybe I'll save those for next week. Needless to say, things are BLOWING UP this last week and I am stoked. Floating on a cloud.
So, with 3 days left... I find myself wondering what I've actually accomplished here. Is it the journey- the year without shopping, that I am excited about- or the destination. April 1, 2011... shop until I drop? You would think in this case, the destination wins. But NOPE. Believe it or not, this cliched blog post is about the journey...
I mean, I get it, I am stretching it here. The metaphor is too literal. BUT IT IS A TRUE STORY, which I think is a nice touch. Anyways, yeah.... I am finally here- I finally will be able to shop. And that rocks. But more so, it rocks what I did. I don't care if I am bragging, I accomplished something that people said I was crazy to do. I DID IT. I didn't slip up, I was never found in a pile of jeans foaming at the mouth. I learned that I can do ANYTHING I choose, as long as I set my mind to it and have self control. The amount of willpower and self control I have is A LOT stronger than I gave myself credit for, which I think is pretty cool.
So basically, yeah, I may or may not be standing outside of H&M Friday morning, waiting for them to let me in. But the rest of my life, I won't remember every single shopping trip. Nope, but I WILL remember that time I went a year without shopping, and I'll be pretty proud of myself!