After I put myself on a shopping ban (a mere 21 days ago) I returned a lot of stuff out of guilt. Then as the refunds started rolling in I thought, maybe I do have extra funds I can play with.... so I bought a Kathmandu down jacket because it was on sale for $100 down from $280 and the sale was ending that day (which meant of course I had to buy it)! Then I got sucked into yet another NAP sale purchase - some Lover items and a MBMJ skirt.
Then it was pretty much a free-for-all from then on. A Mimco scarf, some Seed booties, a new Petites brand from the US I discovered (The Loft Petite), why not grab some Sephora goodies while I'm at it, oooh those boots I've been looking for forever on eBay and IN MY SIZE, I think I need a thermos to keep my food warm, blah blah blah.
I have discovered what my problem is. When I'm unhappy with some part of my life, I shop. I shop to make myself feel momentarily better; I literally shop my troubles away. I haven't been happy with my work situation. It started off fine, 4 months ago, and recently has turned horrible. My job description has changed drastically and has become a role I am completely disinterested in (not to mention over-qualified for). Every single hour is a struggle and I leave at the end of each day mentally and emotionally drained.
People are leaving all around me and I feel like I owe it to myself to stick it out, despite my unhappiness. I feel like it's a reflection on me that I've had 2 awful work situations back to back even though I know that is not the case.
Right now I'm stuck between wanting to see out this contract (2.5 months) and wanting to be happy and having positive mental/emotional health. In the meantime I shall shop!