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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Day 1 Acceptance

Hello Beauties,
Today, I’m not talking about the romantic comedy.  But I’m talking about a serious shopping problem.  I have not reached the point where I owe credit card debt (yet).  However, with the track I’m on, I’ll be there soon enough.  So, I am now publicly acknowledging my problem and doing something about it.  Sometimes, this is the hardest step to take…well, guess I’m done now, right?  I acknowledged the problem and “look there’s another sale!”
Alright, I was kidding.  But seriously like many problems the hardest thing to do is accept that you have a problem.  I’m a college student and cannot afford to keep buying clothes and shoes.  First, I don’t have the money for it.  Second, I have no room for it.  And after a few hours of reading up on tips and tricks and the reasons why people shop, I have decided to write a blog post on the subject.

Like many people, I made a few new year resolutions.  And like many, many people, I failed almost the instant I made them.  I was going to use save money.  But since making that resolution, I have bought over $600 dollars worth of shoes and clothes and may I remind you guys that it’s only February.  It looks like I’m screwed.  Thankfully, I bought all the books I need for spring semester in December.  So, school is fine and paid for.

But now, I have pretty much no money to spend.  I do have a job, but it doesn’t pay that much and I don’t work that many hours.  So my paycheck ranges from $26 to $175.

First step to recovery: Make a goal

My goal is to put $1,000 in to my savings account by May.  I can do this, since I was lazy and still haven’t deposited my Christmas money.  That money is going straight in to savings, so at least I have a little start.

I feel like putting my goals in to writing for the public to see, helps me to keep them better because I promised not only myself, but also you guys.

Step two to recovery: Make a plan to achieve the goal

Goal don’t happen overnight unfortunately, so I have decided to set aside fifty percent of every paycheck I receive towards my savings account.  This should help me reach my $1,000 goal by May!

Step three to recover: Stop shopping for things I don’t need

I have more than enough clothes and do not need to buy anymore.  No matter how good the sale is.

Why do people shop?
Because it’s fun…it’s a (expensive) hobby.  Because we are feeling down and need a pick me up.  So, instead of shopping whenever I need a pick me up.  I’ll work out, do some yoga poses, pick up some knitting needles and finish that scarf I started making last year.  I will reach my goal.  I will reach my goal.  I will reach my goal.

Think I can do it?  Well, comment down below if you have any other helpful tips for me, I would love to hear from you guys!

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