40 Days and 40 Nights Without Amazon.com

imageI’ve never really ‘given-up’ anything for Lent. I was raised Lutheran/Christian, which doesn’t require you to sacrifice any sweets, T.V. or other bad habits. I call Lent, “New Year’s Light”, as you’re not abstaining from something forever (Resolution), you’re only giving it up for 40 days… Not including Sundays. Hmm. I smell a loop-hole! Does that mean you can cheat on Sundays*?

I’ve also recently decided that Christianity wasn’t a good fit for me and have recently decided that Druidism fits my vibe. Druids don’t do Lent.

There is a good use for Lent though. Testing your willpower. I have become pretty dependent on Amazon.com… I’m even a Prime Member! Amazon contains a plethora of things to make me happy =-) There are very few things that I can’t find on Amazon, however I’m not afraid of eBay, Etsy or even Walmart has an app now. Why should I waste my time driving to a store, dealing with wacky people and possibly getting sick when I can have it delivered to my door after hitting a few buttons? Duh. (coughDemophobiacough)

The UPS and USPS delivery folks bring packages to my home at least 3 times a week. I basically buy everything online, aside from my groceries. I think the only other store I go to regularly is a hardware store.

Then, why have I decided to not order from Amazon for the next 40 days? Because I feel like I need to see if I can. It isn’t a monetary thing, my Amazon credit card has a limit of $500. They keep trying to raise my limit, but I keep telling them no. My sacrifice is strictly to see if I can pull this off. Wish me luck!

Is anyone else observing Lent or just testing their willpower?

*So for realsies… Can I cheat on Sundays???

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

37 thoughts on “40 Days and 40 Nights Without Amazon.com

  1. my momma said the prime membership has to be profitable and the more she orders with saving the shipping fees the more she profits… 40 days without orders are 40x 3.90 for shipping fees she would lose… so we better hit the button :o) … rain boots or bed sheets? that’s the question :o)


  2. My, I do wish you luck. Forty days is a long time. It is interesting to see if we as humans can resist things we depend on and enjoy – for a certain length of time. We will have to give you a gold star if you pull this off. Ha

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