Monday, November 9, 2009


Something must be done. And to do it, I'm going to be accountable to you. You are going to hold me accountable for this.

My closet is burstin' at its seams. So much so that it has grown to require my office closet as well. In addition to that, my chest of drawers can barely close. And it's not 'cause I don't clean it out. I do. Often. Bags and bags of clothes to Goodwill. The closet(s) and drawers are fat because I keep feeding them.

Scads of shoes. Tons of tops. A slew of slacks. Scores of skits. Plenty of everything. Yet I keep on adding. A shirt here. A dress there. A pair of earrings just 'cause. A pair of pumps cause I needed them. A pair of black yoga pants 'cause one can't have too many.

It has to stop.

So, as a hop in the right direction, I'm not going to buy any clothes, shoes, or accessories for the rest of the year. From now, November 9th, to December 31, I'm not going to hand over my hard-earned lucre in exchange for something new to wear. No work-out clothes. No work clothes. No play clothes. No sleep clothes. No more coats. No shoes (except that I might need new running shoes 'cause these ones may be all wrong for my arches and may be inducing unnecessary pain--I'll let you know if that happens). No necklaces. No rings. No earrings (that just might kill me). No nothin'.

A something similar to Rabid's recent consumer cleanse on a much smaller scale; I don't have her will power just yet.

Might not sound hard to some--going a couple months or so without bringing home new wearables--but it will be tough for me. And I'm going to be accountable to you for it. 'Cause being accountable only to The Self and The Husband has never worked; I'm the queen of skillful justification and can apply it to absolutely everything.

Accountability, here I come.


rabidrunner said...

AAAAAHHhhhhh some. Love it when self-control is used. It'll hurt for the first month, by the way. It'll hurt real bad.

Julie said...

So what are we supposed to do to you if you fail? Attack you with our words? I think not. The whole "Comment deleted by blog owner" option is too easy to use. Besides, our attack words probably aren't as good as your attack words.

whitneyingram said...

You can do it. I know you can. When you feel tempted, call me. I will talk you out of it.

Megan and Keli'i said...

I'm in on this with you. I have this same problem. No clothes for the rest of the year. We can do it!

Michele @ The Hills are Alive said...

its only a few weeks not months now doing it til dec of 2010 that would be tough

Megan said...

Tough? I think you meant impossible.

Unfortunately my habits are such that I will have never gone this long without adornment purchases since having my own moola. It's been two days and I've had to stop myself twice.