Tuesday, September 27, 2011

End of No-Shopping Challenge Part 2

Due to a lot of busy-ness in my life, I neglected to mention my partner-in-crime in my no-shopping challenge.  Shona at LALA dex press not only joined me in this challenge but encouraged me to extend my challenge beyond 30 days to make it a full season.  Making it three times longer than planned made this challenge a real life-changing experience for me and for Shona.  At the end of the three months, I had a completely different mentality when it came to shopping.   It also helped prepare us for changes in our lives.  For me, it was my husband taking an early retirement from his profession. We had talked about it for many years but had never set a specific date.  In the midst of my challenge, we decided it was the right time for him to step away from his career and embark on a new adventure.  

I'll let Shona talk about her own experience - you can read about it here.

1 comment:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I was going to respond to your e-mail from last night, but I'll respond here. No, not neglect, you were the one who started this whole challenge, so thank you for getting the ball rolling and for being so supportive when I did buy items and sent you e-mails about it.

And how wonderful about your husband retiring early! I left a comment on Rebekah's post "How Consumerism Can Ruin Your Life" and wrote that living a frugal life means that you don't have to be a slave to the job that maintains that life.

Here is to another 3 months + 3 more after that!