My Shopaholic Confession
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Hi! my name is Levy and I’m a shopaholic!
I grew up in a poor family, so when I was young, I can’t buy anything I want since we had a limited budget. When I graduated from college and finally had a job of my own, I promised myself that I will buy things that I wasn’t able to buy before. I see to it that half of my salary will go to the things I crave for and the other half is for my mother and siblings for food and other expenses. I spent my first salary for this Marithe Francois Girbaud bag that I really wanted. Came next salary, my all-time favorite pair of Guess Jeans was the next thing that I bought. There were times that I even enjoy extend my work hours in the office (sometimes even up to 5 A.M.) and I just think of overtime pay that the company will pay me and dream about the next item that I want on my list. But because of this, I became addicted to shopping. I felt happy when my officemates were envious with the new things that I had that they themselves can’t buy. It came to a point where I can no longer control my purchases. I even had to cut down the money I am giving to my mother so that I could still buy all the things that I wanted.
One day, I received my very first credit card which was sent to my office for selected employees. I was so excited to use it that in just one day I had spent my maximum credit limit. I didn’t realized the consequences it will bring me until I received the bills the following month. Because my salary is not enough to pay for the full amount that was due, I had only paid for the minimum amount, and since it was my first time to have a credit card, I wasn’t aware that it would earn interest on the following month.
Until one day, that I can no longer pay for my debts and had no choice but to cancel the card, and to make things worse, it was my family who helped me pay for my debts. I was so ashamed of myself. I realized that when they needed me financially I was not there for them but when the time came when I was the one who need help they did not hesitate to give me a helping hand. I have learned so much since then and I strived so hard not to make the same mistakes again. I had learned to chose which things are to be prioritized and which should be neglected.
If you would like to know what the life of a Shopaholic is like, Catch “Confessions of a Shopaholic” in Cinemas on February 18, 2009!