So I had a challenge last night...we needed a gift for someone. Long story short, my husband paid for it and I used my own repurposed materials at home to wrap it. It was an odd experience, being in a big store and feeling the struggle. It wasn't a big deal, and I didn't want to buy anything for myself, but it felt kind of beside the point to just have Brad pay for something new we were buying so I wouldn't "break the rules."
I definitely don't want this Compacting experience to become something negative or restrictive. My whole goal is to see how long and far I can go on creativity and resourcefulness! I want to just give the debit card a break until I can get back to a point where buying a new dress or a gift or something is a really special and well-thought out experience. I've read a lot of articles about people who just basically got grouchy about shopping or walked around in duct-tape mended jackets. No thanks!!
I'm getting crafty! More updates as I go along :)