Well another month and another update on my No Spend Challenge for 2020. Let me be honest, I almost caved in for a new bag. Almost. However, I finally figured out how to repair my current bag for $5! I love this back, I fit the usual items, plus gym clothes, and literally carry about 3 pairs of shoes (dress shows, sneakers, and walking into work shoes) in this bag each day to work. Earlier in February, I swear I lost a chapstick through a large hole in the bottom of the bag. I tried to get it fixed at a tailor but they did not have a strong enough sewing machine. But…. I remembered the leather/motorcycle gear store that cut the leather straps for me a year ago. I walked in and the employees remembered me. Within 10 minutes, they fixed all four corners for $5. Um hello! This bag is going to last me another couple of years!
Public Service Announcement: SHOP LOCAL!
Let’s get to the February 2020 No Spend recap:
- CREATE – My professional Theme for 2020
- Attend a meditation workshop
- Hike Lehigh Valley Gorges
- Hike World’s End
- Hike Ricketts Glen
- Write articles of inspiration and motivation weekly – On my way 😊
- Pay off car – On my way 😊
- Yoga on Times Square
- Run a race
- Develop a daily abdominal workout – It is 50 crunches or something abdominal related.
- Find a new recipe for breakfast – Found a migraine avoiding (as best as possible) Blueberry Smoothie.
- Read 5 fiction books
- The Body in Question by Jill Ciment
- The Stylist Takes Manhattan by Rosie Nixon
- City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Go to a car show
- Research compost methods to use at home – Not going to happen at my house
- Contribute max to Roth-IRA – On my way 😊
- Attend an author/podcast tour show – Schedule for By The Book podcast’s book launch/author/host event in NYC
- Take a photography class or learn from YouTube
- Zip Line
- Do the No Spend 2020 challenge – On my way 😊
- Plan a motorcycle day
In addition to the fun stuff in my 20 for 2020, another goal was to not shop. Did I follow my rules in February?
Nope. I bought a gray sweater for $9.53. I have been hunting for a gray sweater (because I had no sweaters) for close to a year now and found a steal on eBay. The other purchase was cushioned, arch support slides to wear at home for $50. I finally went to see a physical therapist for plantar fasciitis and was told not to walk barefoot around my house under any circumstance.
Do I regret these two purchases? NO! The gray sweater is perfect to stay cozy during a weekend date and the slides were basically medically necessary to heal and relieve pain.