I am feeling very melancholy as I sit here thinking of the past year and that it is over. It is ending in quite an unimpressive way. Geez, if only I had a few friends that played some instruments that would go marching through the great outdoors with me...if only. ;) I do have an HH sitting behind me playing on his new guitar that he just bought, and that is somewhat fabulous, considering that he's been playing on the same guitar for 19 years!
I'm not sure where this little blog stands now. I'm sure I'll keep it up and going if only a little bit. In fact I have a post from Ashley's little Yard Sale adventure (without me!) from last weekend. It's going to blow you out of the water! So look forward to that.
I still can't believe that it has been a year, I'm rather impressed with myself though. I know that sounds super self indulgent, but hey I just went 366 (1 extra day because of leap year. YES I'm counting it!) days buying only second-hand items! I deserve to be a little self indulgent and since I'm here, without a marching band, and I am a words person then I will go on in my self indulgence. :) I'm AWESOME! Okay, I'm done now...
This project has been stressful as you know, and I've hated it, and cried because of it, BUT it has done so much GOOD for me and my family. It has saved us so much $$$, has made me more aware of how wasteful we can be, and helped me think outside of the box more then ever. I look back and can see how much good it has done for us. I also hope that I have helped people be more inspired as well. Helped people not to be embarrassed to shop second-hand and to see that it is so much more fun, and so much more creative and unique. I hope that I've inspired people to SAVE money instead of SPEND money. I hope I have shown someone what really matters in life. It's not the fancy clothes you wear, or the expensive things you have around the house. It's not the latest technology sitting in your hand or on your desk. It's not the 2012 car in your garage. It's the wonderful PEOPLE that surround you each day, it's GOD, it's PEACE.
I have a saying hanging on my wall that says, "The secret to having it all is believing you do." I couldn't agree more. :)