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,


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  • Aathira Nair
    20 June 2012 at 3:00 am

    Shopoholic… No. But do I like to shop for stuff occasionally.. yes. I know I am not the kind who will shop only when in dire need. I love to buy stuff that I like and keep them for a later date to be used. So, for me checking out new stuff is never a no.

  • R's Mom
    20 June 2012 at 3:37 am

    Awww! its okie rey PB…once in a while you can always shop..whats the use of credit cards then..bolo bolo 🙂

  • Maddie
    20 June 2012 at 6:56 am

    Hmmm….I would say go for the lounge set. A shopping spree out of the blue won’t do too much harm I suppose and it’s not like you are going to get yourself bankrupt or something like that. So indulge!
    I used to get myself a new haircut everytime I broke my heart as if that would clear things up 🙂
    BTW nice profile pic! 🙂

  • goingbeyondthepages
    20 June 2012 at 9:12 am

    Not really a shopaholic but shopping does give me some pleasure. But I instinctively know when I have to stop.

  • Nisha
    20 June 2012 at 2:12 pm

    You are just trying to rationalize! I don’t consider myself a shopoholic, but these days I’m on an unexplainable spree. I’m not stressed out and I’ve not won any prize, it’s just a phase.
    Just remember, don’t buy what you can’t afford 🙂

  • memoriesandmirages
    20 June 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I am like you when it comes to shopping. Don’t enjoy it when I don’t need anything. And when I do want something, I know exactly what it is, where I can get it so I don’t go on long shopping sprees.

    That said, there have been times (especially when I was upset) I’ve indulged myself with things I didn’t really need. It’s just a phase and that will definitely pass. So enjoy it, while you’re at it 😉

  • Lazy Pineapple
    21 June 2012 at 10:02 am

    I can understand that urge…I think you are just trying to distract yourself. Some eat when stressed I guess you shop…
    Keep a look out that you don’t cross the limit on your credit card where it will get difficult to pay.

    Till then have fun…