SOME FRIENDS of mine began to ask, “Anita, what did you buy this week? How’s the 365 Days Without Shopping going?”
Friends, proudly telling, Anita did NOT buy anything this (past) week the last stuff she bought was a Swatch (for her daddy) at the Schipol airport — it was on Sunday before she waved the Netherlands goodbye (yep, duty free ).
I did NOT buy anything this week, for real! Well, or almost for real. I bought two comic books on Thursday, tho.
And that, leads me to my very important question: is buying [comic] books shopping?
My editor advised me to firstly define: shopping. She said it is better to not go so harsh toward myself, I should still appreciate myself and the works I’ve done. I am still allowed to reward myself with something fancy (as long as not a weekly reward!).
“Also, make some plans on how many times you could go to cinema or having pricey dinner-outs with friends, things like that,” she added.
Hum, undecided, YET.
I want to go very very strict with this resolution, really. But well, of course I cannot skip movies, concerts, CDs, books, DVDs, good food. Well, okay, I better set some definitions and shopping-diet lists by now.