Lead Me Far From Temptation

It’s been too long, my friends…and for that I am sorry. Work has been kind of nuts for me lately and then when I get home I sort of just collapse into a pile of uselessness and forget about the rest of the world. It’s like, I have no idea how one minute I’m stepping through my front door and the next, I’m passed out, face down in a puddle of drool on my pillow. But such is life and I’m sure the majority of you can relate.

I wanted to give you guys a quick update on my progress for the month of April, as I’ve been trying to practice good financial stewardship. Honestly, this month has already been challenging for me. One of my personal goals was to not spend money on clothes or shoes this month. Seems easy enough, right? Well, the problem is, I’m a huge fashion blog fan and I follow somewhere around 10 blogs on a daily basis. Also, clothes are pretty….Of course, I can’t afford any of the clothes my fashion bloggers wear, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still hear that quiet (read, loud) voice in my head each time I look telling me, “You neeeed shoes. You don’t have RED ballet flats yet. Red is totally your color. Can’t you just picture them on your feet? What’s one pair of shoes going to hurt?” Shut up, still small voice! I’m trying to be responsible with my finances here!

Anyway, this has led me to the conclusion that perhaps part of the issue here is fashion blogs and the way they fuel my desire for consumerism. Darn you beautifully dressed people! So, I’ve realized that in order to not feel the urge to compulsively spend money on things that I don’t need, it might be best to abstain from fashion blog viewing for a little while. Because if I don’t know what I’m missing out on, then it’s impossible for me to want it, right? Remove the temptation, if you will. This honestly might be the hardest challenge for me yet! (Which has me wondering if some sort of media fast shouldn’t perhaps be in my near future…?) But I think it will ultimately help me to be much more successful in my resolution for April…and in general.

What kind of goals are you working towards right now? Do you feel like there are barriers to your success? Feel free to share in the comments!

As always, thank you for reading.

P.S. I did NOT end up buying red shoes. Chelsea: 1, Consumerism: 0!