It’s been birthday week around our house and we’re not quite done yet. My birthday was last Saturday, Seth’s was on Veteran’s Day and tonight I’ll be hosting Seth’s party — nothing “too organized” he says. All I have to do is put out pizza and cream soda and have lots of ice cream in the freezer. They’ll head to the basketball courts, come home and eat, go back out to the courts or hit golf balls, come back and eat, play Xbox, take a break and eat. Apparently, the theme for 16-year old boys is sports and FOOD.
Today I welcome Allison Lee to True and Faithful. I met Allison when Rachel participated in the Distinguished Young Women program (formerly Junior Miss). The story is told of how Allison, past president of Florida’s Junior Miss, was trying to re-establish the scholarship program in Central Florida and sold one of her favorite pieces of furniture to raise the seed money.
Allison blogs at Presentmindedly about living life on purpose and shares today about her No Spend Year.
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I like challenges, particularly ones I feel confident I can reach. I also value living life on purpose—or, as I like to put it, “presentmindedly.” So in May of 2013, I set myself a challenge that I believed to be both attainable and purposeful: to forego buying items for myself for one year.
A fast, if you will, from spending on self.