Holy Guacamole, can you believe it’s already February 1st? Because I can’t!
Today kicks off the second month of The 12×30 Challenge, and Kym and I are so excited to jump right in! But first, we must share that 440 #12x30Challenge photos were posted on Instagram and Twitter in January. 440! We had no idea how this whole 12×30 Challenge was going to pan out, but we couldn’t be happier with the enthusiasm that many of our readers had just in the first month, and we cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store!
But first: February! The No Spend Challenge.
Oooooh, sounds intimidating, doesn’t it?! We challenge you to go the entire month without spending money on anything other than necessities such as groceries, gas and bills. Do you think you can do it? We’re leaving Valentine’s Day up to you, because maybe a nice dinner or a night out is a necessity for your relationship! We don’t judge 😉
Our hope is that at the end of the No Spend Challenge you will learn to be more appreciative of what you already have. We hope that you’ll try new recipes this month, dig into the back of your closet and find old clothes that you forgot about, and that you’ll no longer feel the need to spend money to have the best things in life.
If an entire month feels overwhelming, then just start with today, and see what happens tomorrow. Focus on a week, and then see if you can make it the entire month. Baby steps, folks. That’s how change happens.
Kym and I decided that we didn’t want Instagram to be filled with pictures of products or things that we can’t buy this month, so we’re going to let January’s photo challenge creep through into February. Use the hashtag #12x30challenge to show us what you’re up to each day … and if it happens to go along with the No Spend Challenge then that’s awesome, but no pressure! As always, we will be featuring our favorite photos each Sunday, along with some money saving tips and motivation each week, too.
Cheers to February!