January ended up being one crazy month with a lot of highs and lows for me. I thought I’d give you a quick update:
I finished writing my new eBook, Accidentally Green. (Look for its release later in the spring.) And I became a monthly contributor at one of my favorite green blogs, Live Renewed.
After suffering through a week and a half with the flu, I finally got better. (Considering all the people I know who also had the flu – after they got their flu shots – I don’t regret refusing my flu shot at all.)
I didn’t buy food from a restaurant at all this month. This could be the first month in my entire adult life. I’m not completely doing it for health reasons – mostly for budgetary ones. But hey. Not splurging on restaurants at all definitely has helped save calories and cash.
I’ve been grieving the sudden loss of my uncle.
Even with a schedule that was interrupted by sickness and funeral arrangements, I still organized, cleaned, and purged half of my basement. That’s huge. I put away all of my Christmas decorations, got rid of a bunch of stuff, and now I have the worst half of my basement to go. Bummer. At least I’m making progress, though. And I have a ton of things set aside for a garage sale this summer.
Because I got sick, I didn’t get a chance to finish my goal list for 2013. I guess I’ll add that to my February to-do list.
I ran into my first challenge with my clothing fast. I’ve stayed out of clothing stores to avoid the temptation, and I guess it’s necessary to continue doing that. I did find some super cute T-shirts on sale for spring and was just heading over to see if I could find my size when I remembered my fast. I turned around, walked the other way, and realized this is going to be one long year if I continue with the fast.
I did buy two things, though: a pair of hot pink rain boots and a pair of red patent pleather flats. Both were on truly amazing sales, and I bought both with my Christmas gift money. I’m counting it as a belated Christmas gift to myself. And I let the footwear slide because I’ve been looking for rain boots and flats for the past three to five years. Now that I’ve finally found – and bought – them I can cross them off my perpetual shopping list.
How was YOUR January? What were your personal highs and lows?
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