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Life Imitating Art | 30 Day No Spend Challenge

Katherine Khullar

THANKS JIM JARMUSCH | For a sword wielding Tilda Swindon, education about the fourth wall, and nagging thoughts about anti-consumerism!

On Sunday nights, my husband and I like to watch a light hearted movie. Takes the edge off the weekend, softens thoughts of the week ahead, and doesn’t involve much effort!!

This particular Sunday, turned into something a bit different. We watched The Dead Don’t Die, directed by Jim Jarmoush, and on the surface it was a silly end of the world Zombie movie, with a bit of gore. Like a witty B Movie, with loads a famous people, and low key chuckles.

Movie Poster for “The Dead Don’t Die”

You can watch the movie yourself you find out if you enjoyed it (link at the bottom), but I was left with nagging thoughts about the over-arching message.

The link between consumerism and flesh eating zombies, is nothing new.

This time something struck me, and stuck with me, as I tried to go sleep. I realised, actually understood, I spend money on things I don’t need. More likely, things I don’t need right now, but things I don’t need none the less!

Still awake at 4am, the light peaking through the curtain, I finished my minds output:

I set myself a challenge to not spend ANY money for 30 days!

Yes, 30 days!!! There are rules, do’s and dont’s, exception situations, and other blah, blah, blah. Staying awake until late, you can really over think things!!! Like a sword wielding Tilda, I am going to cut out the shit in my life. Money buys things, things create clutter, clutter makes me sad!!

Tilda Swinton in “The Dead don’t Die”

There are a few exceptions. As I run a craft business, I can spend work money on legitimate business essentials, otherwise one of my rules is NO PERSONAL CRAFT supplies. Send in the reinforcements!!! Also, the littles can have a sweet treat once a week - I’m not a complete monster!

The upshot is, no spending money, and making sure I write about how it feels, or more importantly - things I learn along the way!! I make references to Jim, but we do not know each other. The Jarmusch Challenge, is made up by my 4am self! And so it is.

LINK HERE >>>>  The Dead Don’t Die (click takes you to an external IMDB link)

 

Let the challenge commence.

These are my guidelines, my key questions, and the things I will be thinking about for the next 30 days!

This challenge is light-hearted, and so are the blog posts that follow. 

You can follow along with me if you fancy, the details are below. Make up your rules, and see how you get on. Follow and Tag on Instagram @littledotloves and use the hashtags #thejarmusch #littledotloves

30 Day no spending guidelines

The upshot is, no spending money, and making sure I write about how it feels, or more importantly - things I learn along the way!! I make references to Jim, but we do not know each other. The Jarmusch Challenge, is made up by my 4am self! And so it is.

LINK HERE >>>>  The Dead Don’t Die (click takes you to an external IMDB link)

 

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  • Good luck!!! I know you can do anything you put your mind to. Xx

    Frances Mather

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