My No-Spend Challenge

Wow, my first blog post 🙂

For years, I’ve been promising myself that I will start a blog. I’ve read blogs daily for a decade, following those on their journey, and I felt like I could relate to so many people.

For years though, I put it off for too many fears – fear of failing, fear of not writing something interesting, fear of cruelty on the internet, fear of not keeping up. My blog name came from realizing that it doesn’t have to be perfect right out of the gate; I can take small, steady steps to get there.

This year, I’ve decided to challenge myself both creatively and financially – this will be the Year of No-Spending.

My 43rd birthday is in April – and while I don’t feel like I’m 43, along with that number comes a period in my life where I’ve been asking myself “when is it all enough?” I’ve been reading a lot on minimalism, and other writers who have had no-spend time periods, and how enriched their life became from it. I look around my home, and the most important things to me are not things – they’re my husband, my children, and my furkids.

So, for my 43rd year on this planet, I’m going to challenge myself to a no-spend year. I’m sure it will be hard, and I’m working through the kinks – discussing and brainstorming what I will and won’t spend money on.

Have you ever had a time in your life where you realized that you have “enough”? Have you tried a no-spend year?


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