I wrote all lower case since that is what the book shows. The rest of the title is
how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store
Roger that!! I re-read the book because the first time I inhaled it in two days and may have missed some stuff in my sprint. Plus we have book club tonight and I am getting forgetful. I wanted to refresh my memory. Here is all I wrote the first time … Today is the Day! Spurred on by Book Club – Part 2.
Not much content but then again especially for memoirs, I do not judge. Too personal and too brave to bare one’s soul like that.
I will never be able to downsize to only 29 articles of clothing or make my own shampoo but I can budget and follow the handy dandy flow chart. Do I want or need it? If want, then no. If need, then proceed but be strategic in your purchase and see if there are other options like to repair first. Then I can stop and smell the roses or otherwise divert my attention to what is special.
A paraphrased note for my common place book which is almost at capacity:
Two types of friends – bad influence or supporter. In recovery, we need support. Examples given:
- Someone who stops you from going home with a rando from the bar and someone who calls you in the morning to see how it went.
- Someone who stops you from buying the designer handbag that you can’t afford and do not NEED and someone who drives you to the store to buy it.
- Someone who will work out with you and someone who will congratulate you on eating two burgers in one sitting.
I have the most supportive friends and mainly I hide all the bad stuff from them anyway. I don’t want anyone to watch me go down in flames. “Oh the places you will go” and not in a good Dr. Seuss way either. But I keep trying. Work in Progress. One Day At A Time.
Read the book, you’ll be glad you did. There is a reason it is getting all those accolades.
As always, more to come.