The spending is beginning to get to me!
It's that time of year. My days are spent shopping..............on my computer, on my phone, in a store. It is feeling slightly out of control!
No matter how hard I try to follow my budget and be thoughtful with all purchases, I am still being swept up in the mass consumption that is Christmas.
Hoping that as I am nearing the end of my lists of purchases to be made, I will be able to get back to enjoying the holidays: spending time with friends and family, making special things to hang about and gift, cooking, knitting..........celebrating my favorite time of the year.
Yesterday Artistaday featured Claire Fontaine. I thought that theme was fitting and that the images were thought provoking!
I hate feeling like a consumer, forever hungry and desperate for more stuff! In the end it is exhausting and unsatisfying! I shop at Target, Costco, Amazon.....all the usual suspects. I buy things that, in reality, I don't need. Then, I feel guilty about it. Sometimes it's necessary, but most of the time it is not! Christmas seems to be a magnification of such behavior.
This year I am determined to keep things in perspective! We are working on a lite Christmas, less gifts and more memories......what about you?
all images: Claire Fontaine