Friday, March 30, 2012

No Shopping April

One of the goals on my list was to tackle my shopping addiction. In order to do this, and for a plethora of other reasons (like... hmmmm....I have more clothes than fit in my closet), I have decided to try not to purchase anything during the month of April. I made this "law" for myself in March and it seemed like a great idea because March was my birthday and I was flush with presents and new things to enjoy. But, like all addictions, my desire to shop is entirely unreasonable and has nothing to do with need.

I made the promise to myself not to buy anything on Monday while shopping with my mother. Yesterday, I had already bought a chap stick that I did not need. No one said quitting was easy.

FYI: One of the subcategories of addiction under the general shopping addiction is lip gloss addiction. Somehow I justified to myself that it was not an actually "lip gloss" because it was in the cold aisle, and it was from Walgreens. Doesn't count. Obvi. It was not technically April anyway.

I still have a few days left to buy something frivolous before I commit (which is not really the spirit of the law, but it is the letter...). I used to keep a food journal to monitor my caloric intake. That's pretty common. Lots of people do it. But, what I need now is a shopping journal. And what better way to cure yourself of something embarrassing than to publicize it in order to induce personal humiliation. So, let the journaling commence. Do I have to be honest? Ugh. I love shopping. Shopping, I will miss you. Until we meet again...

P.S. Manicures do not count. I am still getting those. Don't even.

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