Monday: SOMETHING YOU’VE OUTGROWN?
Shopping excessively and credit cards... During my early 20's, I had almost every credit card to every department store. Especially Dillards', because I worked there while in college. It didn't help that I was the salesgirl marking down fashionable purses and fabulous jewelry that I quickly put aside, so I could purchase on my lunch-break. I was a shop-aholic to the ultimate power. I racked up credit card debt really high. When there was a sale, well there was a sale, I bought one in each color. Compulsive buyer- I just couldn't say No! I kept thinking how much I was saving, so that provided that cushion to charging or spending part of my pay-check. I can relate completely and sadly to Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Why do you think it happened?
I think that almost every woman goes through this. Yes, I spent and I charged, but I did it responsibly in a way. I made sure the bills were paid before I went on a shopping spree. I worked in retail for 3 years; I think that was the main reason that drew me to stores - hell I was already there. And, I was weak to salespeople, really WEAK! They just had to tell me something looked great or it made me look thinner or it brought out the highlights in my hair. I never forget that one, because after I bought the bright orange shirt, I thought what highlights?
I grew out of it, right around the time I was finishing college and going through a major change in my life. I realized that having material things does not matter as much, and I do not NEED all these things. Also, my husband helped me rid of a lot of credit card debt by helping me control my spending habits. Partly, because we were dating which took time away from shopping, and then before I knew it, we were planning our wedding, which YES, you bet - took time. As a result, I learned to appreciate the little things in life more, the simple pleasures. Yes, I still enjoy shopping; nearly every woman does, verdad? But I don't spend as much as I used to, and I have one credit card now.
Tuesday: Are you RED or PINK?
Hell yes, soy roja! I blush when I get embarrassed. I see RED when I am angry which doesn't happen often. To me, RED is the color of many feelings, and I am a sentimental, easily crying, easily laughing type of person. I am as red as fire that will warms or burns - burning doesn't happen often at all! I am a big sweetheart inside, like those big red sweetheart boxes of chocolate, mostly full of goodies ;). Red is my trademark color, my favorite color, the color that wraps itself around me. I am red, because I am full of energy most of the time, I get really hyper sometimes, mostly at night! Night owl I am!
I've connected with some wonderful "friends" on blogs. Is it sad that I'd rather check your blogs and tweets then talk to my "real" friends lol? Sometimes, I just feel a stronger connection with my online friends. I also feel like maybe we have this cosmic connection, because often, like really often, our blog topics are similar or our answers on surveys are similar or we are watching the same movie. Or we feel the same about our suegras, and I am like "yes, I am not the only one!" I am thankful for all the lovely friends I've met online, some I have known for years, like my best friend in AZ, and some I have met more recently like Amanda Roo, my blog twin. Either way, I am thankful and I love you dearly from the bottom of my heart.