We're starting our 6th year! Every year I'm amazed at how much our group grows, but mostly I am amazed at how supporting each and everyone has been - the support in this group is through the roof and it's led us to share and talk more than just about bags. I love it. The original intent of the thread was for me to focus on shopping my own collection and enjoy what I have, and stopping from buying bags and SLGs. My first year was a total fail, but I succeeded in 2015! It was a great year and I did not bring in a single bag or SLG into my collection - and no loopholes involved. It was a legit achievement. Since then, I continued to shop my own collection, but at the same time refining my style to suit my lifestyle, and picking up pieces that were hard to come by. Through the yearly thread, I realized my bag style and function (function = totes; style = satchels; and for pops of fun = crossbody bags), and also began to let go of bags that simply don't work. In 2018, I am going to try for another repeat of 2015's success and NOT BUY ANY BAGS OR SLGs - seriously. 2018 isn't about refining for me as the last few refinement years have let me pick up what I needed, so I really don't need anything else. ALSO, I'm attempting a no shopping year for my wardrobe. Yes, that's right. Aside from 5 items, yet to be determined, and replacement items in case things break (i.e. black work pants, that I definitely need), I will not be shopping for my wardrobe. This means that I'll need even more support from this group, more than ever. I'm excited and determined! Looking forward to hearing what 2018's goals are for everyone else!