The Struggle Is Real

Day 3:

I am currently sick. I went to the doctor and they said it should go away on its own or could turn into a sinus infection. Either way, I am currently couch ridden.

Struggling not to internet shop. Being stuck on my super comfy couch makes me want to surf Amazon and Target, looking for things I do not need. I was looking at heels earlier that I’ll never wear because the girls on the show I’m watching wear them consistently and I’m envious they look so dang cute.

I currently own one pair of heels for special occasions and one LBD for weddings/funerals/reunions and the like. I don’t even wear them all the time, I usually end up wussing out and wearing flats.

I am currently going strong besides the purchase of things for sick me, Mucinex, cough drops and nose spray.

I had more to discuss but my head is pretty foggy, just wanted to check in.

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You are not required to read this.

This isn’t necessarily for you. It’s more for me. But if it helps you, you’re welcome.

I don’t intend to share anything super personal on here, I’d rather people now know who I am for now. All that’s necessary is the following.

I spend too much. I rely too much on material things to make me happy. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an obsessive shopper, I am not in debt due to shopping. In our time though we have come to rely too much on things to make us happy. I don’t want to be that person anymore.

Starting today, May 16, 2017, I will not be spending for an entire year on extra material things. I only intend to spend on things that I currently use daily and run out of, for example, I don’t cheap out on conditioner, I have thick, curly hair and that would only do me a disservice.

I am a bit of a makeup junkie and I frequent http://www.reddit.com/r/makeuprehab, I have too many things I do not use and about 12 foundations that I do use. I will be using up all of those and only re-purchasing my favorite which is a Clinique (the name escapes me right now).

My closet is currently pretty monotone, I wear a lot of jeans and a lot of black tops, it works for me and it’s easy but I find myself buying every black top I can find when I’m pretty well stocked.

By posting here (I haven’t decided how often yet) I will track my failures and successes in not buying things like clothes, shoes, bags, and extra makeup. Things I use to fill some hole that can’t be filled by material things.

I am hoping to be able to find more passion. I used to read constantly and have gotten away from that. I find that I ignore my husband sometimes because I’m busy looking online for the perfect bag that doesn’t actually exist. I want to bake more, another hobby I got away from. (That’s as much as you’ll get right now, I am married and we have two cats).

Please excuse if this sounds disorganized, this is my first post and I will be working on finding my style and my voice.