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Year of Buying Nothing: buy nothing 2015 round up

It’s over! The experiment that was ‘buy nothing 2015’ is done, wrapped up, and completed. So how did it go, and what did I learn? The first few months were plain sailing. Thinking myself an experienced veteran of the buy nothing movement, I found it quite easy at the beginning of the year. Then my… Read More Year of Buying Nothing: buy nothing 2015 round up

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#BuyNothing2015 – falling off the wagon

So, this last month has been a total, epic write off. I bought things, I bought many things, I bought things I didn’t even need. What happened? I’ve no idea, but here I am on the other side of my spending splurge, a little shaken, a little confused, but with 8 weeks left and a… Read More #BuyNothing2015 – falling off the wagon

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It’s all about the outlook

Over the past few months, I felt an inkling that something was wrong with my minimalism journey. Buying nothing this year was taking its toll and I had started to notice the lack of ‘things’ in my life. I felt like I was living through a hardship, a test, a toil. In short, minimalism was… Read More It’s all about the outlook

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#buynothing2015… buying nothing for a year, month 9!

Buying nothing for a year… Month 9 update Woah. It’s 9 months since I started this challenge of buying nothing for a year. 9 MONTHS! Wow! With only a quarter of the year left, my thought are turning to next year and the lessons I’ve learned from this journey over 2015. I have to admit… Read More #buynothing2015… buying nothing for a year, month 9!

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#buynothing2015: Halfway

It’s halfway through 2015’s challenge to buy nothing new for a year. And truthfully, that’s come around pretty quickly. The plan for #buynothing2015 was by now to have miraculously learned to sew and mend, to be growing a lot of my own vegetables, be cycling to work every day and generally be an ethical superhero.… Read More #buynothing2015: Halfway