|i made myself a 30 day 'chip.'|
why should people in AA have all the fun?
okay, not completely true but slightly (you can tell this is the denial part of my problem). I have never gone into debt for anything--even school, but that doesn't mean that i might not shop a little too much.
But i have changed my ways. i have unsubscribed from those handy emails that tell me when things are 40% off already reduced prices. i have made new budgets. i have given away my shopping arsenal to save money. i have even liquidated shoes, bags and a ridiculous amount of lotion on eBay.
Maybe i am giving myself too much credit for not shopping for the past 40 days, i mean if you already own enough dresses that you could wear a different one each week to church without repeating you probably should have stopped shopping about 40 dresses ago...Same with dishes, i mean i have three sets and can serve 24 people--i can't even fit 10 people in my apartment! The fact that i own EVERYTHING i could possibly need during my twenties combined with the Mad Men collection from Banana Republic this year not be tempting in the slightest, i shouldn't be shopping anyway...
|the feeling is mutual W&S... the feeling is mutual...|
|i do get to shop if i have a gift card.|
thanks nyc boss for giving me things i could return to
Nordstroms so buy these shoes instead.
Turns out that i am really, i mean REALLY good at shopping. I can find everything that i have been wanting at the best prices always.
As i got older and had better paying jobs i started buying things that normal teenagers didn't buy. I went to college with William & Sonoma oven mits, a Kitchen Aid and cleaning supplies i had already more than broken in. My favorite stores weren't Forever 21 or Gap, they were William & Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Costco.
|i am REALLY good at shopping and getting killer deals|
Then i discovered Banana Republic. And then my life got very full of stuff.
But, i am changing my ways.
|i am especially not allowed to buy nail polish,|
you could say i have enough...
The ironic thing is, up until i stopped buying things i was attached to most my possessions but now i am really good at getting rid of things.
here's to 10 more months of not being a consumer and hopefully building up a savings account again. The last six months have been more than rough money wise, but i have high hopes that i can fix it. I am so serious about this venture that i unsubscribed from most emails AND gave my last Banana Republic reward ($30 none-the-less) along with my 10% off tote to my sister so that i wouldn't be temped.
damn you uncle sam and your taxes.
|my last purchases, a green pencil skirt and patterned top from Banana Republic.|
turns out it is really hard to take a decent picture of yourself with a self timer...
oh and i decided i am not even buying a car when i have to give my nephew's back in june. i mean, i already own a bicycle... because as you can see i am very good at riding bicycles.