You’ve all had those days when you’ve checked your bank account and thought ‘Oh bugger’ (to put it politely..) as a result of a few too many shopping trips, right? Well I’ve just had one of those moments.
It’s not the result of one shopping trip, however, but goodness knows how many over the past couple of weeks. I’ve purposefully not been checking my bank account because I didn’t want to know how much I had in there, and I imagine partly because I knew I wouldn’t like what I saw if I did check it.
Well, today I did check it, and I am mega overdrawn. Thank goodness I have my student account and so it’s interest free, but even so it is seriously bad news. I’m a little bit ashamed of myself and my extravagant spending, mainly because there are very few things I can even recall buying over the weeks and so they can’t have been at all necessary or important. I feel like Isla Fisher in Confessions of a Shopaholic (thankfully minus the credit cards and £1000s worth of debt).
It’s got me thinking, at what point does shopping become a problem? Clearly I knew I was spending too much else I would have conciously watched my bank balance, but instead I ignored it. I think on this occasion it was just being careless on my part but it’s a serious issue we should all consider!
I have put myself on a shopping ban for the next month.. (I know, how on earth will I cope?) to try and rescue my bank balance and more importantly regain some control of myself! I will, however, allow myself to buy presents for others seeing as it’s my sisters and my mums birthday in the next month or so and mothers day too. I guess, if Rich wants to buy me things then that’s allowed.. hehe. I just wanted to let you guys know since you’ll probably get some moaning posts from me lusting after things I’m not allowed to buy!
So have any of you ever gotten yourself in to this situation or put yourself under a shopping ban? Anyone want to join me on my shopping free month? Let me know lovelies! PS WELCOME to all my fab new followers