[Most posts on this blog are for you. This one is for me. This shit is therapeutic. In otherwords, it may be tedious and a bit boring at times.]
"All earthly joy begins pleasantly, but at the
end it gnaws and kills."
- Thomas a’Kempis
|*Not my actual setup, just my dream setup|
When did This Madness Begin?Was it that fateful day over five years ago when I signed up for five credit cards, bringing on thousands in debt? Was it that day I sat down to 'check my facebook and ended up shopping online for ten hours straight? Was it when I broke past the point of having three hard drives hooked up to my Xbox One, needed just to be able to hold the 450+ games I've bought, most of them blindly? Or maybe it was the day I started buying dozens of Blu-Ray copies of movies I already owned on DVD because I felt '1080p' was a necessity?
It's hard to pinpoint exactly when I went from 'collector' to 'relentless obsessive-compulsive shopper who shows no mercy', but this past Christmas I spent a bit over 1,200 (cash, debit and credit) on presents for my family (and pets). A few weeks after Christmas, when the magic left the air and the bills started to come was when I was pretty sure I needed to make some changes. Easier said than done, as I would soon find out.
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