# # The Necessary Year - Day 68: And That's A Wrap

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The Necessary Year – Day 68: And That’s A Wrap


(this post is part of an aborted 1 year experiment in material abstinence I called The Necessary Year)


A few of you have written to say “Hey – you’re not posting!” To which I’ve had to reply; “I’m not sure what to do about TNY, now. I mean, it’s not an exercise anymore – it’s reality! Plus I’m totally distracted with my personal life at the moment.”

No matter how I look at it, with my life in this new phase, I cannot seem to make The Necessary Year what it was meant to be. Instead of thinking about how to conserve money and then writing about it, I find my thoughts going towards how to squeeze what pleasure I can out of what little I do have – and to hell with writing about it.

Right now I cannot afford The Necessary Year, if you see what I mean.

Not finding a way to drink a beer, see a movie, or get some new music now seems like a denial of the spirit I am going to need to get through this with my attitude intact. Denying myself the little pleasures in life feels like punishment, now. Isn’t it funny what perspective can do for you?

So, despite my earlier resolve, I am going to end The Necessary Year blog.

It bothers me to do so – I feel like I failed us all, somehow – yet I just can’t seem to get my mind back to that spot I was in prior to July 3rd when my world turned upsidedown.

Thank you for reading and please accept my apologies. I’ll leave the blog up for a while longer then pull it down.

Maybe I’ll come up with some other scheme that will allow me to continue a blog of some sort. Who knows?

The Final Score:


Automotive: $
Bills: $
Daughter: $11.57
Gasoline: $
Groceries: $133.91
House Supplies: $71.30
Medicine: $
Moving: $
Pets: $
Toy Karma: $

Stuff I Didn’t Need: $29.90
Total: $246.68

Monthly Summary:
June: $1785.00
July: $3770.79
YTD Total: $5555.79

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