One of my favorite activities a couple of days before paycheck is creating a shopping list. That one little page in my agenda that reflects happiness and hope just by looking at it. I am a materialist, I admit and yes, I know, it’s a bad religion but I’m trying to change (one day, maybe). And the first step towards becoming less materialistic is by analyzing your shopping list and throwing every item through a simple babble/need filter.
Here are a couple of things from my current shopping list:
A blender– Summer is almost here which means that fruits and veggies are getting cheaper. It would to great addition for the entire family and clearly a healthy choice (probably ending up “smoothing” everything mixable from the fridge) — bought it on the 15th of May. A laptop– Gosh, yes!!! I’m missing my old one so much and it’s really hard working on a 8 (or more) years old computer, here at work. I could write in a coffee house (bitch about or just start working on my book), skype with family and friends while traveling, plus great mobile storage and handheld charger. — bought it on the 27th of June.
- A tablet – Good for traveling and somewhat communication, though I have my android phone which pretty much offers the same benefits. Yet it has a light weight and longer battery life than a laptop. Still, a laptop is a laptop.
- New tees – I’m running out of T-shirts. A V-necked white one would do nice and maybe a couple of printed ones to mix with my wardrobe.
- Green Converse sneakers – meh, maybe a New Yorker pair will suffice for now. Do I need another pair? I already have red and orange… Maybe a black one…
- Black H&M summer shoes – it has small holes it, its light and looks very good. Definitely a buy!
- Another scarf – because why not?
- a new belt, a brown one – Well not now, for sure including this one for the Autumn list – I barely have belts!
- Thrifting a couple of pants for making them shorts – Definitely this Saturday!
- A new watch would be nice – I’m looking at a Swatch for almost a year now, it’s about time!
- A new camera – the one I own is pretty old and made over 20.000 pictures. It’s time to apply for a retirement program somewhere on a shelve.
I think these will do for now. What about yours, how does your shopping list look like?