Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Award and A Self-Help Plan


My friend, Leigh, gave me this award! How fun!! I am supposed to pass it on, so I will do that soon :)

How I felt three days ago.....

to how I feel now... Just kidding, I just thought this was funny :)
It's not quite that bad
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Now for my self-help plan.... we will start with, "my name is Sarah and I am a Shopaholic." Let me restate that... "my name is Sarah and I WAS a Shopaholic. Ha! I have always had a fetish for shopping... it goes way back to when I was supported by my parents.. and it was a heck of a lot more fun back then :) (my dad would disagree). Anyway, I have recently found myself either shopping or thinking about shopping entirely too much. So... I have put myself on a plan to not purchase one item until July 1. Today is day 3. This includes, but is not limited to: shoes, earrings, bracelets, shirts, dresses, nightgowns (that will be hard), jeans, scarfs, swimsuits, leggings, bags, tennis apparel (the worst), rings, and the list goes on. In addition to the fact that I found myself shopping too much and spending too much money (considering the recession and all), I also discovered that I didn't ever need the things that I bought.. sometimes I didn't even LIKE them when I got home. Weird, I know! All things considered, this plan has been put into place and I will stick to it (although it will be challenging). Hopefully I will have a successful story at the end of this... wish me luck!
Off to bed. Happy Hump Day!
slg

7 comments:

My name is Megan... said...

gosh, this is inspiring!!! seems like you have a strong will! ummm, my name is megan and I, too have a shopping addiction. it has gotten better but probably stopping all together would be best....I blame it on the fact that I drive around all day..its just SO easy to drop in a few places during lunch :/ I'll think about it....

GOOD LUCK!! ps - you always look soo cute!

Angela said...

Congratulations on your blog award!!! I wish you tons of luck on your rehab from shopping. I HAVE seen your closet and I think it does look like the one pictured, but yours may be worse! ha.
I volunteer to go into rehab with you, but can we not count shoes?????
Love you lots.
Birthday week is fast approaching for YOU!

CAMoore said...

wow....that is a toughie!! I dont think I could go that long! Let me know how it goes for you...I may get inspired by you! :)

Amanda and Franklin said...

I'm impressed...with your award and iron will- JULY! I've been inspired by the "Go Shopping in your Closet" segments on the Today show myself. You could easily do that, you always look so cute! Hats off to you!!

Theresa said...

I gave up shopping last year for Lent and it changed my entire view of shopping... Now I can really distinguish between things I love and must have and stupid impulse buys. I haven't bought anything in the past year that still has the tags on it. A good test is always to make yourself walk around with the item for a while, then re-evaluate what you think of it...

Tara Gibson said...

good luck! I too will be inspired! I am def a shopoholic!

Effie said...

The upside to your challenge is that your birthday falls during the time....ha! You can do it. Since I bought my house I have tried to scale back on my shopping habit and I have found that I really do have TOO much stuff. Good luck. Thanks again for such a fun weekend. Love you!!