As you can probably tell at this point, I am really excited about my "buy nothing new" year. I think it's going to be challenging at times, but also adventurous, cleansing, interesting, and a concrete expression of my values.
That being said, I am having a bit of a hard time expressing my excitement about this outside of the blogosphere. I know this is an unconventional goal and there is definitely a small part of me that fears being judged, but mostly I just fear offending other people. How do I express my excitement about "buy nothing new" year and my high valuation of responsible consumerism without inadvertantly making others feel judged or offended?
The few people I have told about this have all been excited and supportive (they are my besties, after all), but how will everyone else react?
I guess this is just the therapist in me, sometimes a little too empathetic, but I do want to put it out there loud and clear that I mean no offense, judgment, condescension, etc. with my enthusiasm for my non-consumer lifestyle! Thank you for understanding :)