WARNING: Lack of shopping may bring about periods of low self-esteem and self-doubt. Side effects may include feelings of isolation, feeling sorry for oneself, and general whiney-ness. Symptoms are known to diminish after receipt of public affirmations via blog comments and email.
Thanks, readers, for the pick-me-up in my Inbox. I feel better already. Despite the fact that I swore from the beginning that I was doing this for our own benefit, the blog helps keep me honest and I’m pleased to know that others are inspired by our measly attempts to live with less. I’ll try to stay a bit more positive and remember that I brought this on myself!