So I was at the bookstore yesterday, and unsurprisingly, I was in a trance. I nimbly navigated my way to the shelves containing books that I wanted to read. And there were A LOT, I tell ya. I had like a book or two in my mind that I wanted to get, but all of a sudden I was carrying this pile (which is an exaggeration, I only carried three.) I told my mom if I could buy it all, and unsurprisingly, she said no.
I was at a loss for words. Well, you know what they say – too much of anything is too much. So I let go of the other books and now carried only one. As I was approaching the counter, I stopped. And then I walked out of the bookstore empty-handed.
I want to have a reason to want to go to the bookstore. I don’t want to be that person who feels obliged to spend on something – and I’ve been that person before. Trust me, it’s hard especially for your wallet. And by denying myself a purchase , not only can my wallet relieve a sigh, but I have a reason to go to the bookstore again.
To be honest, I had little money at that time and I was constantly at war with myself whether or not I should spend it. Even though it was hard to put the book down, I felt proud of my decision. Plus, I get to save it for later when I get my allowance again.
By the way, I’m not attacking anyone on this post and I don’t mean to offend. If you buy a lot of books in one trip, then I have no problem with that (GIVE ME MONEY PLEASE AHA.) But I’m imparting to you this precious truth: resist for a while, and then wait for a better reward.