I already take up 3/5 of our closet. Sorry babe.
Sometimes I read blogs. And sometimes people have things that I want. Like a brand-new iPad. Or a Kate Spade purse. (I’m eyeing the hell out of that one.) Or pretty clothes and cute babies and lots of money to spend however they please.
The fact is, I get jealous. And I lust after things that I wouldn’t necessarily want otherwise. Sometimes that leads to overspending… but most of the time, it leads to something more sinister: dissatisfaction. Which is ludicrous– I have a cute, funny, and smart husband, a beautiful apartment, and a job. (Not a job where I want to spend the rest of my life, but a job nonetheless.) I have a degree, I don’t have any health issues (that I know of), and most of the time, I can afford to buy what I want. [Read: I can't buy everything I want (not even close), but I can afford food, rent, clothes, and fun things every month.] Point is… I have enough. I can intellectually appreciate that fact. I just have a little bit of trouble relaying that fact into action.
My goal is to avoid buying new clothes for the first six months of 2013. My aim is not to be perfect– I’m not an idiot– but it can’t hurt to be more mindful. It certainly can’t hurt to rethink my definitions of “needs.”
Seriously though, I need that purse.
And the iPad.
[I think... see, I need a little time away.]