I have slipped. It was not intentional, but I must disclose. I want to tell you the story of how I have slipped in order to discuss a much more interesting idea; a question to the readers and to myself.
There were two instances of me buying accessories and clothing. My friend Krissy was in town from Hawaii and she had a headache. We made our way to the drugstore and were browsing the shelves. I noticed that they had all the valentines decorations up and some early Easter candy amongst the shelves. I had a fleeting thought about how time is slightly speeding up these days when I saw a pair of socks with red hearts all over them. My sons teacher is a lover of socks and I thought I might buy them for her for valentines day. They were only a couple dollars so I said to Krissy, "I want some too!" and added them to the cart, bought them, and left. It was a week later when I went to put them on that I realized I bought a piece of clothing for myself!
The second occurrence was a trip to the snow. I had planned to go to the snow with Krissy and her family, but she caught a flight back to Hawaii early so our family decided to go alone the following day. We got all our stuff together and the only item we needed were gloves for 3 of us. We stopped by target and bought some on our way to the snow. Ooops again, I had purchased an accessory! I even got compliments on the gloves when I wore them to drop off my son Joey at school the following morning!
It never occurred to me that I should then stop this challenge. The only thought I had was, "I better be more careful about remembering that I am in fact doing this challenge and perhaps blog more to keep it in my mind". So I wondered, why didn't I consider quitting? Well first of all, I have never really been the quitting type, even to a fault. There are times when it might be wise to quit something, but I will keep trying, so I guess it is an asset and sometimes a failure. What makes someone never quit? What makes someone push themselves instead of being content? What did I absorb along the way that led me to live that way?