When Bruce Banner gets angry, he turns into the Hulk, a big, green super steroid monster that smashes and destroys until he's spent.
When I'm debt free and the sun is shining and my money is, for the most part, my own, I turn into Shopper Girl who checks in on stores, looks at bargains online and buys new little trinkets until her money is spent.
Yesterday I bought a cute pair of green flats (they were on sale!) to go with my cute kelly green shirt I bought at Banana Republic over the weekend. And then wore the little yellow earrings I got from Target (they were just $5, come on!), which also happened to look fabulous with my purple shrunken cardigan (also from BR and also on sale) that I wore with my yellow tank top and wide leg jeans. I'm the stunna I tells ya! Oh yeah, and the other day I ordered some hot to death seersucker pants from Anthropologie, even though they didn't have my size in tall. I figured the size down could still fit... and they were on SALE!
HELP! I think I've been invaded by body snatchers! Those are NOT words that could be coming out of my mouth. On Sale? Since when do I give a crap!? I'm always going off on people who justify their unnecessary purchases because they were "on sale." If you buy an antique, ivory back scratcher for 50 cents when it's normally $1,000, you still lost 50 cents because what the heck do you need that for anyway?!
The thing that kills me is that I never was a shopper. I used to tell people that I hated shopping and when I did shop, I shopped like a man: "Need this. Right size. Right color. I take it. *Grunt* No more need for clothes." Then I'd scratch myself.
I don't think I need an intervention just yet, but who wants to get to the point where they need any intervention!? That's about two minutes to too damn late in my book. I don't ever want to get to too damn late again in my life.
I'm fine now. I'm not going in the red. I don't owe anybody and won't even after I get my Anthropologie pants, but I just don't want to undo in a matter of months all the discipline I spent two years building up.
Maybe I just need to get it out of my system.
Maybe I need to stop dilly dallying and set up some S.M.A.R.T. goals so that my money is going where it needs to automatically and, thus, not available for me to just spend on whatever.
Lord, I need counseling :-)