I figured out how long it will be before I can pay it all off again. (A couple of years)
And finally, I confessed to my husband.
Boy was that hard. The first thing he said was, well, if I have to go back to work, I have to go back to work.
That still makes me cry.
Plus he had the most stressful job – and a mean, nasty boss that made him nuts.
So for the last few days, every time I’ve felt the shopping urge, (and it was a lot more often than I thought it would be) I’ve imagined my husband going back to that and my son going back to school and feeling stupid (his words).
Other great suggestions were to take some of the clothes to a consignment shop and to have a yard sale – all great ideas.
I’m also going to keep any eye out for any other cross addictions, because I noticed that several times yesterday I considered having a drink, a beer or a glass of wine. And I am always scared of that, as alcoholism runs rampant in my family.
So, no compulsive anything: eating, shopping, drinking, gambling or exercise. (I felt bad after I realized what I was saying, wishing I had an exercise addiction. I know that’s a problem and I was making loose with the jokes – not cool.)
So, one day at a time.
Hello, my name is Karen and I haven’t shopped for 3 days.