I had to stop and ponder the question yesterday, “Is this really a challenge?” There are times when it feels like one, but for the most part, it’s really not too challenging. A challenge should make you feel like you’re missing out on something, shouldn’t it? The purpose is being accomplished and the drive is there, but the difficulty is missing.
I suppose this could mean one of two things:
Not only do we not need a lot of stuff, but we if we don’t buy new things, we don’t miss them.
On rare occasions I like to shop. At least it’s what I call shopping, or treasure hunting, because the only place I actually like to shop is yard sales, thrift stores and craigslist. My friend calls shopping ‘retail therapy’. Me? I need therapy after shopping!
I also went into the challenge not really needing or wanting anything, which probably means I have too much stuff already. The only thing I don’t need and really would like to purchase is welding equipment. If I do purchase that in the future, rest assured it will be used equipment and will get a lot of use. The garage is about 23% on it’s way to being an art studio.
I’m not challenging myself enough and I should step it up a notch.
What else should I do? Somehow I need to find better ways to shop for food and toiletries. Giving up, or modifying fast food purchases might be next on the list. Any ideas?