Saturday, 20 March 2010


after pottering around the flat today, I've realised quite how much stuff I own. This isn't a problem, as I have a large flat, but it got me thinking that I probably have enough. So, for the next while, I'm going to try not to buy any more. I have enough handbags and shoes and clothes and books and DVDs and other random stuff. I've got things for winter, for spring, for summer, for autumn. I've got jewellery and watches, sunglasses and pretty much everything I need right now.

the only thing I think I may need to buy in the next few months is a second pair of proper trainers - I've started running and if I carry on and want to train outdoors, it would be sensible to have two pairs.

although this isn't about money, I think it would be good for me to stop spending as much. I'd like to save for a deposit for a flat, but more than that, I think I need to re-adjust my relationship with money. I earn a fair bit and right now, a couple of hundred quid doesn't seem like a lot of money. I want to get back to the place where I think it is. Where I don't take having money for granted, and I don't use spending money as a way to change, reflect or enhance my mood.

it might not work. My will power might not be high-enough. I may see a new dress in Hobbs that I just have to have. But I'm going to try. It will be interesting (for me, anyway) to see if this changes anything else.