When I first began my Consumer Chronicles posts in January, the idea behind them was to provide a forum for myself for public accountability of my purchases and the wants or needs behind them. In addition to that, I had hoped to help others along the way find the inner strength to change their purchase habits as well and to become more mindful of the effects of advertising and cultural expectations.
After the first month, I realized I was much more mindful of my purchases than I had originally thought. This is a good thing overall, but resulted in far less for me to write about pertaining to my purchases, which dwindled considerably to household maintenance products and groceries.
I revamped my goal of chronicling my purchases every week, to once every two weeks in February. This lasted through March when I came to the realization that those who read my blog concentrate more on my posts centered on decluttering and simplifying their households rather than the financial aspect of spending mindfulness.
While this is still an extremely important aspect of simplifying life for my family and keeping ‘clutter creep’ at bay, I have decided to tackle the topic in other forms. With that being said, as of April 1st, I will no longer be posting any additional Consumer Chronicle posts.
To those who followed the Chronicles, thank you so much for your support, and I look forward to sharing many other goals and projects with you and hope you will stick around and find useful content in my other areas of decluttering and simplifying.