What Happens When You Give up Shopping for a Year

“Once I got the hang of giving shopping up, it wasn’t much of a trick. The trickier part was living with the startling abundance that had become glaringly obvious when I stopped trying to get more. Once I could see what I already had, and what actually mattered, I was left with a feeling that was somewhere between sickened and humbled.”

Could you give up shopping for a year? Not just buying, but browsing too?

Ann Patchett did and wrote about what it’s like to give up shopping for a year in the New York Times.

She discovered it changed her outlook not only on what she buys, but also what she has and what she needs.