I have learnt these things:
- I have more than I need - I might not have everything that I want - a new pair of jeans for example! but everything I need for a very comfortable standard of living I have.
- I am very honest (my husband translates this as blunt!). I can not, in good conscience, convince you that you need something that I really don't think you need. No one needs to spend $18 on a bottle of shampoo if they're happy with their $4 variety! And you certainly don't need the scrub, moisturising cream, body butter and dry mist oil! As nice as you might feel I'd prefer it if you saved yourself $50 and spent the afternoon with your family.
- Which leads me to my next thing: I'd rather wear my old pants with the rip in them and have my friends over for a BBQ than work at night to earn just enough $$ to buy a replacement pair of pants. People over possesions any day. And I guess that since my husband is training to be a Pastor this is a very good thing!
I have no regrets for trying. And I have no regrets for resigning. I have a little more knowledge about myself, a little more love for my supportive husband, a little more understanding about what drives some people and a whole lot of Body Shop products I don't need!