In terms of the compact challenge, I am very successful right now as I have not purchased any type of clothing since this class began. While I would love to say that it is because of my strong will power, it is mostly because I do not have the means to afford any clothes. I barely have enough money to afford rent, bills, and food for myself, so I do not have a lot of money to use on clothes. It does get tempting when I start to see new clothes online or on fashion blogs, however not having money and not having a credit card makes it easier to not purchase any clothes.
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