Well, we are on our 5th year of this thread! How cool is that? And every year, we're getting more and more members, and I have to start posting the new year's thread earlier because of everyone's enthusiasm - how awesome!!! As I always say, I'm very thankful for such a wonderful group of people, always showing one another support, respect, and a kind words. I started this in 2013 and I actually was able to achieve my goal in 2015 with all of your support - a complete year without buying any bags or wallets. I never thought that would ever happen haha. It just goes to show how supportive everyone is, to help me achieve the impossible. My 2016 resolution was: "Let go of 10 items from within my bag, wallet, and SLG collections, and use those to fund a pre-loved Speedy 35 or 40. With the exception of the Speedy, not add any more items to any of the previously mentioned categories. This year, I'll be focusing more on letting go and reducing my numbers, than not shopping at all =)" So, what happened? I really DID find my pre-loved Speedy, purchased ALL from selling bags or SLGs I no longer used, or that worked for me. I ended up with a pre-loved Speedy 30 instead and am head over heels with it. I carry it all the time, in sun, rain, AND snow. I've never felt so liberated from carrying a bag that I don't feel the need to worry about at all. In 2016, I've sold or let go of 6 bags/SLGs in total, and in addition to my Speedy, bought 6 bags, 1 wallet, and was gifted another wallet, for a total of 9 bags/wallets coming in. While it wasn't a no purchase year, and I ended up with more ins than outs, I still feel I had a successful year because I've used every item that came in, thoroughly, and they actually made me realize what type of bag/wallet really worked better for me. I've already put aside more bags to let go of, and I'll give each of them a good test run in 2017 before deciding for sure whether I let them go. For 2017, I feel I have all the styles of bags I really need, use, and love so I will be aiming for another no-purchase year, as well as try to further trim down my collection again by letting go of 10 bags or wallets. An additional side note: some of you recall another HG bag of mine is an LV black epi Speedy 30, but since carrying the monogram Speedy, my less structured Gucci Bostons, and selling a very structured KS bag, I realize, I don't think I feel the same about it anymore. I love the way it looks, but my heart really belongs to a semi-structured satchel, therefore, I will no longer be hunting this down, and for the time being, am not on the look out for another HG bag. A big WELCOME BACK to all returning members, and another big WELCOME to all new members! Here's to another year and I wish everyone success in their new goals and resolutions.