Good Morning Everyone!
I couldn’t wait to share my weekend shopping experience with you today. I’m a little sad though, I won’t have pics to share until later. I brought my camera to work with me to transfer the photos, but no transfer cable
There are so many reasons why we shop, this was a new one for me, something I like to call; Angry Shopping. What’s that you ask? Well here’s my story. As most of you know, we purchased a deli in the beginning of the summer, let’s just say that was a bad business investment. Live and learn. Unfortunately, as a result we fell very behind with all of our bills both personally and professionally. Luckily, we have a great reputation and all of our purveyors have waited patiently while we get back on our feet. After a summer of long hours with no monetary return and now a fall of long hours to pay off bills, I had a moment on Friday. Yes, a little breakdown. A little bit of resentment at hemorrhaging all this cash to everyone but myself. Heck, they say pay yourself first, right?
I thought my 10 hour workday was over only to be asked to make a run to Costco and Restaurant Depot. Oh yeah, two of my least favorite places seeing as I’m there every other day. I haven’t been able to go to the gym in 2 weeks, I’m sleep deprived and I don’t want to shop for work. I haven’t shopped for fun since June. Yeah, I know poor me, but I’m a shopper and to a shopper that’s an eternity.
So I think of where I have to go and what’s around. Angry that my day isn’t over and that I’m looking at being back here at 5am for another long day, I decide I deserve a little retail therapy. Hence the Angry Shopping. Anyway, buying new fall workout gear isn’t a crime, it’s an incentive
I usually workout in sweats and t-shirt, I like to be comfortable. I have an aversion to anything tight. Well, I’m going to have to get over that one. I started a new class at Tuff Girl Fitness with lots of plyo and tabata, not conducive to sweats. On the first night, my t-shirt was flopping all around and the draw string on my sweats kept giving out, way not fun! I look around and everyone is part of the tight black pants club. I now see there’s a reason. So this is my opportunity to get some appropriate workout gear.
I hit Sports Authority, Finish Line (my favorite store for sneaks) and Modell’s. Success! 3 new pairs of sneakers, 3 long sleeve shirts, 3 short sleeve shirts and 3 pairs of pants, only 2 are black, one grey and lastly a hat. That was some fun angry shopping (is that an oxymoron?) and boy do I feel better.
As I’m putting my new purchases away I realize something, although I tried on many brands, everything that made it home was Nike. And there you have it. I am a Nike addict as shown by my sneaker collection and now president of the Angry Shoppers Club. Hmm, if I really want to read into Nike’s slogan “Just Do It”, they could be referring to just make the purchase
What motivates you to shop?