I know that we are taking a break for #shopstopmonth but I just want to look back and say, it was an awesome trip! :) every challenger did such a great job. I just want to take a moment to really celebrate how you achieved shopstopmonth! I know there were hard times and there were times you weren't sure, in fact, some of you even ended up buying something outside of the accepted rules, but that's ok! It´s all part of the process.
Shopstopmonth and of course #shopstopyear isn't about just cutting off unnecessary shopping, while that is part of it, the biggest goal of the two challenges is to improve ourselves. In this day and age, that's all we can really ask for. Let's improve and become conscious of our spending. Everything we consume has a bigger effect and in the end, we really don't need so much stuff. I like to think that when we free ourselves from shopping, we get sooooo much more free time on our hands and we can spend it in anyway we want. #Shopstopmonth could be a good option for you who feel you have to little time. My favorite is spending time making new memories with friends and family. Like this lovely person on the picture, my dear brother @enriquue. I do hope the challengers enjoyed having some extra time, during their shopstopmonth and if they did complete or not, you are totally a winner already! ~ A, shopstopyear