Friday, March 1, 2013

My Vow to Refocus

  1. Adjust the focus of (a lens or one's eyes).
  2. Focus (attention or resources) on something new or different.
You guys.
I have a problem. 

I am obsessed with shopping. 
If I'm not physically shopping, I think about shopping.
I'm always thinking of things I want.  Keyword, want.

 I'm not being funny here, it's sick. 

This past month, it's gone to an entirely new level.

This may sound bizarre, but I love it so much I can't stand doing it.

What the HELL does that even mean?

It means that I shop so often because I love it, that now I can't stand anything about it. 
As of late, it makes me feel rotten.
To put things in perspective, I rationalize buying new outfits multiple times a week.

" started your period this morning. You deserve it."

"The weather is supposed to be warm tomorrow.  Go buy yourself a new pair of flats."

"You're having friends over Friday.  That calls for a new top."

"Rodeo.  YOU MUST go buy a pair of ripped up jeans. Even though you have 25 other pairs you could rip up yourself."

"Day at the winery.  That calls for a sophisticated yet chic blazer."

"You're going to happy hour for the 3rd time this week.  New dress."

"Your at Target picking up a head of lettuce for dinner.  The clearance rack is on the way, right?" 

I've recently started shopping for nightgowns just to switch it up.  Not like sexy, titty revealing nightgowns.  We're talking long sleeved, down to my knees nightgowns.  I mean, God forbid they be sexy short so my husband can get an ass shot every now and again.

Pretty soon I'll be crawling into bed in this bad boy.

My point is, it's time to take a break. 

There are folks out there that don't know where the hell they will sleep tonight, and here I am cruisin' thru TJMaxx having a meltdown because I can't find the perfect top to wear that night. 

How selfish is that?

Instead of thinking about all that I want, I need to refocus on only what I need.  And that sure as hell isn't another damn top.

In an attempt to get a jumpstart, I'm taking a shopping sabbatical.

One month.  I vow to put down the plastic.

I vow to refocus.



Amanda @ everyday b and b said...

I had to do the same thing, my harest part is staying away from Etsy and wanting to order every cute thing I see for our new house.


You go girl! It's hard to do!

Sarah said...

Good for you!! At least you realize it! You can do it for one month!! I have faith in you!!

Megan said...

I just did a no buy February! I have the same shopping problem, and needed to refocus as well. I put over $1,000 in my savings account in February. It was so worth it.

Unknown said...

Good luck! You know the old adage "Where there is a will, there's a way." When you get the urge to surf the web and look at shopping sites like it is porn, stop and put the mouse down and say "I GOT THIS!" and walk away.

Because, girl, you really do got this!

Jordon said...

I am the same way. I ALWAYS find myself making excuses to buy new things. After these engagement photos I am going to do a closet purge and reevaluate wants versus needs.

SH said...

I also do the same thing - go in for one thing and come out with 5. Your willpower is inspiring!!

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I had to cut myself off from January 1 - February 15. Currently I'm buying the shit out of everything for my birthday. Once that weekend is over, back on the spending freeze from March 18 - April 6 at least.