My truth this week is that I’m a bargainer. It’s probably because my mother raised me to clip coupons, buy on sale, buy in bulk, and all those other thrifty things that Moms do.
I convinced myself that I could justify buying a laptop, because if I did, I would “totally write a book.” So I bought the laptop. And low and behold, I wrote a book. And then another. And then another. (Not all on that laptop, but still, it started me on that path).
This is how bargaining is a good thing. If I do this, then I will do that. Reward and then action. Which is great, until I put off the action. Like “I will eat this ice cream, but if I do then I have to finish writing out the bills.” And then two days later, I’m still trying to get those bills done, so I justify it by saying “I can catch up on Pretty Little Liars if I finish the bills.” Yet come Tuesday morning those bills still need to be paid. So bargaining doesn’t always work.
I tried to find out who did the picture, or where it came from, but it was just a picture I stumbled across on Tumblr. One of the many reasons I love Tumblr – I find things like this!