Tuesday, February 03, 2009


When I started working at American Girl (I don't think I ever officially announced that on here, for various reasons), I got into a huge "buying" frenzy.

But that was a seasonal job, and I'm not there anymore, and I'm not into buying a bunch of stuff anymore, either.

Basically what had happened was this:

I worked at Chili's for a long time.
I got crappy tips for a long time
I couldn't buy a lot of things that I wanted, let alone needed, for a long time.

Then we moved to Madison, and I started breaking even.
A few months later, I started working at American Girl, and I had extra money for the first time in yeeeearrrrrrsss.

So I went through this phase where I was buying a bunch of stuff, only because I hadn't been able to for so so long.
If you know me, you know that I like stuff...all sorts of stuff.
And if you know me, you also know that I like quality stuff.
In a nutshell, the things I gravitate towards tend to be pricey.

Thankfully clearance racks exist, which is where I tend to buy the things that were once a pretty penny for a much more affordable price.

This Payson Lamp from Pottery Barn is a great example of one of those clearance things.
{And so is the green West Elm vase, now that I think about it.}

I think I am finally out of my buying phase.
There were just so damn many things that I wanted or needed for so long that everything kind of just stacked up.
All of my purchases seemed justified.
{And luckily, they still do.}

So now I am in a new phase, which is the "making" phase.
There are so many projects on my to-do list, I can't wait till some of them are finished!

It's so strange that we find comfort in habits and then get into these deep grooves with them.
I go through these spurts that usually last about 2-3 months each, and they all seem to focus on one certain topic of interest. And then I move onto something else.
I wonder what will come after this "making" phase?
Some previous habits included working out (i was hardcore into that for awhile until my life got a little off-balance), then it was healthy eating (which is still there but not quite as extreme, because of the balance thing) and I know that beer was in there somewhere for a while (good beer, i mean...not just any beer).
So we'll see what happens next...it's always interesting.

For now I will just keep on keepin' on.

1 comment:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I am in my "spending no $$ because my boyfriend went back to school and is working part-time and we have to save $$" phase. This currently coinsides with my "stock up on food because I found (insert food item here) on sale for such a good price, plus I had a couple coupons and ended up getting stuff for free" phase.