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Year of no Shopping

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Update: 14 Weeks of (kinda, sorta) no shopping

Okay, I shopped. I bought some stuff I don’t need. I bought a couple of new bathing suits. But I threw away every bathing suit that was stretched out, had straps that bothered me for one reason or another, didn’t fit properly, were faded, etc. Out with the old and in with the new and…

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By Viki Gonia, April 11, 2018

Update: 8 Weeks of a Year of No Shopping

I’m considering a purchase, the first non-essential in 8 weeks. I need a new bathing suit. In the FIGURE OUT HOW TO JUSTIFY THIS PURCHASE BY MEANS OF A RUNNING LIST OF REASONS IN MY HEAD column: All of your bathing suits are getting pretty ratty. The ones that aren’t ratty are, shall we say,…

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By Viki Gonia, February 23, 2018

Update: 4 Weeks of No Shopping. Or: I’m a self-indulgent, privileged asshole

First, this exercise is not aptly named. It should be something like “A Year of Not Buying Anything I Don’t Need” or “A Year of Not Buying Any Bullshit” (though, that has other connotations that would also make a great exercise and I’m going to do that, too. Totally doing that. Bullshit purveyors: Step off)….

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By Viki Gonia, January 29, 2018
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