Oh. Em. Gee. I want to purchase this couch from Target SO badly. It’s on sale for $500, it would look perfect in my bedroom, and I just NEED to have it. Darn my subscriptions to home decor blogs that keep showing me pretty things!
You guys have no idea how close I came to just transferring money from savings, ordering the couch, and finding ways to justify it. Because I could totally justify something that amazing. Watch this: I was SO good when I went shopping last week. I have the money. It’s only $500. I could find some Target coupon codes in a matter of seconds. I’m going to be making a lot more money at the new job. I just paid off all my credit cards so I should reward myself! I need somewhere to sit and read in my bedroom (you know, because the bed isn’t very ergonomic). Owning that couch would put me one step closer to having a finished house. I would feel better about life if I made this purchase.
I could do that all day.
But I didn’t buy it. Instead, I tweeted about wanting it, thus removing the ability to buy on impulse because then I’d have to admit it to everyone. And I bookmarked it in case I still want it once I can afford it, though I’m slightly scared it will be discontinued like the lamps I wanted from Crate and Barrel. A $500 item is considered a major purchase, so I have to think about it for 30 days, plus save the money first. (I just love self-imposed rules!)
The thing is, couches are not unique items. They’re available everywhere. And while I do plan to buy one for my bedroom at some point, it would be stupid to do so when I don’t even have a headboard and nightstands right now. I get really caught up in Wow, it matches perfectly! kind of thinking, but I can guarantee I’ll be able to find something that looks good in my room when the time comes.
My hands are kind of shaky. This is one of the worst spending urges I’ve had in a long time. I just keep thinking, I don’t need this. I don’t need this. I don’t need this. And I’m using my coping skills by posting instead of buying. I think I need a sponsor I can call when this happens. Anyone want to volunteer? 🙂