Those of you who read this blog regularly probably know I’m not into shopping. I’ll shop when it’s necessary or if I see something on special I know I want. I’m not one to wander around store after store and buy bags of things. It tires me!
However, something seems to have shifted. Since the break-up, I noticed I have shopped for a few more things than I normally would. For instance, when the family was down here, I shopped in Melbourne for clothes and knee length boots. I also bought a leather jacket. Not that I need one. And then, when my sister was shopping at DFO here, I ended up buying two pairs of shoes (casual ones), a shirt and a dress. I didn’t need the latter. It’s not the clothes shopping that’s worrying me though.
I bought a fridge last week. Because, you know, mine was too small.
I am tempted to buy a bigger TV. I have a 26 inch TV and would love to get a 46 inch one. Problem is the cheapest one in the end of financial year sales is about $800. I also found an amazing lounge set at Fantastic Furniture (a three + two seater that is red) on sale for $800 (down from $1200). And once again, was so close to buying it. I have been buying potted plants for the balcony. I bought a couple of Tefal pans that were on special at K-Mart and a wok too. I bought some comfy PJs and some gym gear. I also bought the DVD box sets for Scrubs and Frasier. All of this in the last 3 months. Prior to that, I had bought 2 pairs of work pants in the Boxing Day sales. So yes, it’s a massive increase in spending. And I keep wanting to buy more for the house. [This doesn’t take into account all the books I continue to buy!]
Where did I suddenly get the money? Nowhere.
It’s the dear credit card.
So yes, rationally, I shouldn’t be spending the money given that I technically don’t have it. Especially not on furniture and TV!
But then a friend told me the other day to see if I can get the lounge set on lay-by! [Damn her!] So I’m thinking I might check out that option on Thursday.
So what has happened? Why have I got this urge to splurge?
Part of me thinks it’s like some sort of cleansing process. To start afresh. After the break-up. [That coincidentally happened in March] To have things around the house that the ex might not have been part of. Hence the re-doing of the house almost. Or maybe I’m just rationalising and trying to not feel guilty for spending.
But I so want that lounge set in red!!!
Now would be a good time to win the lotto. Actually, scratch that. Anytime would be a good time to win the lotto.
Are you a shopaholic?
How do you manage to control yourself?
I know this urge will eventually pass. But I might need help in the mean time.
Until next time,