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My of No Shopping year

My of No Shopping year

By Ann Patchett

    Dec. 15, 2017

Nashville — The idea started in February 2009 over meal with my buddy Elissa, somebody i prefer but rarely see. She stepped in to the restaurant putting on a installed black colored layer by having a high collar.

“Wow, ” I said admiringly. “Some layer. ”

She stroked the sleeve. “Yeah. I purchased it by the end of my no-shopping 12 months. We nevertheless feel only a little bad about this. ”

Elissa said the tale: After traveling for a lot of the prior 12 months, she had decided she had sufficient material, or stuff that is too much. She produced pledge that for year she’dn’t buy footwear, clothing, purses or jewelry.

I became impressed by her control, but she shrugged it well. “It wasn’t difficult. ”

I did so some small-scale experiments of my very own, stopping searching for Lent for a couple of years.