40-Day Shopping Cleanse

I just finished my first full week of no shopping and I feel quite happy with myself. Some of you may be familiar with the term “Lent” but if not, I will explain. As a part of my religion, we annually take the 40 days before Easter to sacrifice certain things (in my case shopping), fast, reflect, and prepare for the upcoming celebration.

Why I chose shopping…

I have always been and probably always will be a shopaholic, it’s something that I love doing. I believe that if I’m working hard to earn money, I should be able to spend it the way I want to! Some of you may be able to relate. I’ve chosen to do a 40-Day Shopping Cleanse because 1) I need to learn how to save my money money better and 2) it’s something that is actually pretty difficult for me, it’s a challenge I want to take on.

What I hope to get out of this cleanse…

Hopefully by the time these 40 days are up, I will…

  • have a large sum of money saved up
  • have learned better self-discipline and control
  • trust that I’m capable of saving and not spending
  • be able to donate a generous amount to a charity

What I will be doing with part of the money I saved…

First things first, Lent is a time to be giving to others and doing service for others so in cleansing myself of shopping I can’t just do it for selfish reasons (as mentioned above). I know that I also need to be giving to others, and therefore a part of the money that I save will be donated. The charity that I will be donating to has an awesome catalogue full of different items (goats, clothing, household supplies, etc) that I can purchase for families in poorer countries.

Majority of my money will also be saved (hopefully for the rest of the year) leading up to my family trip to the Philippines/Hawaii in December. Aaaannndddd, another part of it will be spent on a new camera because I have yet to purchase one for myself, and with my annual LA trip coming up and my tropical trip at the end of the year, why not right!? That’s my shopaholic side coming out 🤷🏽‍♀️

Weekly Updates…

I plan to keep track of everything that I spend on during these 40-days and I will most likely be doing weekly updates as well. It’s going to be difficult, especially because there are so many wants on my wish list but I know it will be worth it in the end!

Until next time…






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