My attitude has changed a lot towards the humble pound coin.
I used to be a ‘sort of’ shopaholic.
Ever since I’ve had this new job, the attitude – and my buying of things – has instantly shifted. Why? I’m not entirely sure, but I think it could have something to do with the fact that I have worked for my pay in a role that (for the first time ever) I actually want to progress in.
Sorting through my room too is a bit of an eye-opener. I have enough bags, dresses, jumpers, and jackets to last me about two years, no, to fill Aladdin’s cave. That’s not to say that I don’t ‘occasionally’ spot an item and HAVE TO GET IT. Of course that happens. I’m not perfect.
What I will say is that I’m a lot more logical about purchases. The old, (and I’d go as far as to add) ‘nonsensical’ me would maybe-possibly like a piece of clothing, then just buy it for the sake of getting it. It’s terrible when I think about it.
Last year, I was very lost though. I drifted from day to day, not knowing where I was going in life. I had left my barista title. I was trying to figure out what my purpose was, where I would thrive in a work environment. Shopping was a distraction from the questions hanging over me. It really was.
As for saving? I’m visiting Spain, hoping to go to the set of Emmerdale in the summer (don’t laugh), and also working out which LAMDA courses I would like to attend. As I’ve become older, it’s more the big, life-changing things, or experiences that I enjoy spending money on.
Although, as soon as my book gets published….
The Firebolt is mine (from ‘The Noble Collection….’)