A couple of weeks ago, as we were in the throws of Halloween festivities, J and I looked at each other from across the pumpkin laden dining room table and laugh-yawned. We were spent. Or energy, and time, and money. Just... Spent.
So! We have decided to have a No Spend November. Or as J likes to call it, "No Fun November." We aren't going anywhere unless it's an event we've previously RSVPed for. We're not spending any money we haven't previously set aside to spend (i.e: Christmas presents). We are gracefully declining parties and mindfully driving past Starbucks.
November is now our time to reflect, slow down, save a little money, prepare for winter, and just relax into each others company. We are only a few days into the month, and mannnnnn does it feel nice. Kind of like soaking sore muscles in a hot bath.
I'm thinking this may just be my new favorite holiday tradition.
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