I think I might be an addict. I’m serious. I think I have a major addictive personality.  When I find something that I like, I can’t seem to let it go.  I become obsessed, and it’s like I can’t get enough.  It’s a problem, or at least can be.  It is probably a good thing that I have never had a drink or smoked anything in my life because I could totally see myself becoming addicted.  Right now, though, I am addicted to Christmas movies. It’s bad! I started watching them mid-October, and I can’t stop.  I’m not kidding.  They are keeping me from going to bed at night and from getting things done. I know how every single one of them will end and can probably tell you the whole plot just from the title, but I still get all the feels every time I watch one.  Usually I get a little teary eyed too.  It is really insane.  I know I am not the only one that gets sucked into them, though, which makes me feel slightly better. I’ve seen all the shirts that say, “This is my Christmas movie watching shirt.” or “All I want to do is chill and watch Christmas movies.” They wouldn’t make those if others weren’t addicted too, right? 

I am also a shopping addict in case you haven’t figured that out by now.  You have all seen my closet.  Shoes, clothes, and jewelry…you name it. I love it all.   Shopping makes me happy.  I mean my favorite place to be is at Target after all.  I feel like I have withdrawals if I haven’t been in a while.  I especially get addicted to shopping with direct sales companies because I like supporting my friends and fellow small business owners. Plus, the products are always so cute or useful that it is hard to resist.  I have an obscene amount of Thirty-One bags, Lularoe clothes, and Pampered Chef.  What can I say? When I see something I like, I am all in.  That is part of why I love working with Trades of Hope.  At least my shopping addiction with them is impacting other women’s lives in a positive way.   I feel like I am making a difference when I purchase our artisan’s beautiful work.  

Another thing that I have an addictive personality with is food.  I find something I like and that is all I want to eat.  You would think that eating the same thing over and over again would make me grow tired of it, but that rarely happens.  I am pretty picky when it comes to food, which is part of the reason for eating the same things over and over.  When I find something I really like, it just makes sense to eat it all the time.  It is a good thing that I haven’t found a cupcake store near me or I would be as big as a house.  I cannot resist a good cupcake.  I seriously have a problem. 

I might need an intervention to break me of all my addictions.  My husband has tried and failed.  I think he has pretty much given up by now and has just resigned himself to the fact that is just who I am.  I doubt that I will ever give up my shopping addiction, but I guess I can work on the rest of them. Maybe?  I am trying hard not to turn on the TV today because I have a lot to do.  We shall see how long it lasts.  <insert gritted teeth emoji>

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