Making Room in My Mind: Notes from The First Quarter of A Year of No Shopping

In December, I was casting about for my 2018 annual challenge, when Ann Patchett’s article about her year of not shopping scrolled before my eyes. Before I’d finished reading, I knew, this was it. I’m now three months in, with no shopping for clothes, shoes, handbags or jewelry. And I feel cleaner, as if I’d cut something pleasurable, yet toxic, out of my diet.

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Mina Samuels

Mina Samuels

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Writer. Performer. Citizen. Traveler. Enthusiast. Author of Run Like a Girl 365 Days A Year and other books. www.minasamuels.com