Ever get caught in the – eyes glazed – shopping craze, of the holidays. Hallways lined with bags, closets stuffed with long forgotten packages, a list with too many names left untouched awaiting the arrival of a fitting gift? Maybe one too many, “To Me from Me with Loves”….just what you always wanted…somethings, instead of what you are really supposed to be buying? Voila – C’est moi.
It’s true, I found myself buying a ridiculously expensive gift for…at this point there really is no suspense…me. If you’ve been following along, you are well aware I have a spending problem, and it was just the night before, when I said out loud, to another person, “I am going to stop”, I am going to show some self-control”. I’m hoping by revealing the indiscretion to a larger audience, I might shame myself into behaving. I knew when I slid that AMX card across the counter to the sales gal at Hermes that there would be no returns. I’d blame my mother but that’s just adding insult to injury. I also caved to the pressure of buying several very expensive gifts because my creativity appears to be taking Christmas off. Ho, Ho, Ho Boy!
Cheeky Monkey – find them on Etsy. Adorable
I’ve decided not to lose heart. I have confidence I can still turn this thing around. To prove it, I just returned from, well, returning gifts. All those that were purchased before I had a plan in place. And for all those things that I’ve fallen in love with along the way, I made a wish list. It’s ok to write it down, want it, write it, and let it go. For the rest of you on my list…I still have 5 days. I can do a world of shopping in 5 days…how about you?