As a Budget Vogue fashionista, the completion of tasks and to-do lists are vital. I tend to finish most things: ice cream sundaes, a good fight, a bag of chips.

And as devotee of second-hand shops, I delight in those who do not finish, who begin but who do not complete, who start but don’t end — particularly when it comes to writing in journals.

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