Hey everyone. I took a bit of a break, though I’m sure you’ve noticed. Here are the highlights:
I attended the National Alliance for Mental Illness‘s national convention this week (so no roundup from me, kind of). It was hosted in downtown Denver this year with many presentations and exhibits spread across four days. I will admit that I did not attend today as there were not many things going on that interested me and it can be expensive to exist in that area for so many days.
I think I am in a bit of a downswing caused by stress and therapy. The funny thing about therapy, especially for post-traumatic stress, is that it can bring things to the forefront. I’ve always had a lot of ruminating thoughts, but they’ve been downright awful to try to handle lately and with the holiday, my worrywart self is off the charts.
Hey, everyone! I’ve done pretty well with the limits I placed on myself in my No Spend Days article. I did have to edit them a little bit, as I found it kind of unrealistic. My two excursions a week have been changed to two excursions a week that cost money (as I went on three Wednesday alone) and necessities (like deodorant, conditioner, and body wash) are excluded from the ‘me’ purchases.
I read roughly forty blogs on a weekly basis. Cait introduced me to the No Spend Days idea. She’s had successful shopping bans and is currently working on her second year. I’ve noticed in my readings of other articles that there is a bit of a misunderstanding when it comes to shopping bans or no spend days or whatever similar idea. People seem to believe that these bans mean absolutely no money can be spent, which-I will admit- the name is misleading.