Confessions of a Shopaholic
The movie Confessions of a Shopaholic isn’t new but I like to go through and watch as many cute movies as I can while I’m working away here on my pretty little space in the internet.
Yes, I do have the problem of multi-tasking or rather doing many things at once while believing I am doing everything successfully lol.
As you can imagine, with me being practically obsessed with style I was drawn to this movie and also Isla Fisher is just so darn cute in the roles she plays so for me the movie definitely stood out.
It was cute and quirky but obviously highlighted a major problem with Isla’s character which of course was shopping.
Even though Confessions of a Shopaholic is supposed to be a comedy, it was hard for me to not seriously identity with the main character and sympathize for her too.
I can relate to the feeling of instant gratification when it comes to shopping and the hopes that having that one new pretty little piece will somehow making everything in the world better, if for just a moment. And usually that’s exactly how it works.. It only lasts for just a moment..
Don’t get me wrong. I live and breathe style and the feminine style at that, but sometimes it can be hard to distinguish the difference between buying things for the purpose of adding to your life or buying things in hopes of having a better one.
Clearly you won’t have a better life just because you bought something. As much as you try that just won’t happen.
You have to actually work out all of the kinks in your life to have a better one. The ability to buy things that you adore adds to a wonderful life but it can’t create one.
The promises that the things you want to buy won’t stand the test of time. They only create problems and you end up right back where you started all over again.
Isla’s character is completely aware of this but just like with any addiction, her impulses take over and she falls back to doing what she has always done until her problems become too large to ignore.
Fortunately, she finds away to turn everything around and get herself to a better place
however you don’t find out what caused her to become such a shopaholic in the first place..
For me, It was always an impulse made to feel better.
Ever since I was little that’s how it’s always worked. I would be sad and something would come to take the pain away. But the pain never really went away. It just needed to be constantly replaced with something else and something else over and over again.
It became so engrained in me that I didn’t even realize there was something wrong.. Initially buying something it can seem so innocent and as if there couldn’t be an underlying issue. I mean we all need to buy things, every day.
No we don’t need to buy handbags or dresses every day but you can justify why you need such things from time to time.
There’s an issue when something emotionally triggers you and you don’t know how else to respond, this is when you know there’s something wrong.
I don’t think that everyone can completely relate to Confessions of a Shopaholic but then again we’re living in a time that completely revolves around consumerism.
It’s so engrained into everything we do and everywhere we go that most of us don’t even realize it.
I can understand that it may confusing that this is coming from some one like me.. A person that shares a passion, daily, with the world for pretty things and a feminine life style that is represented through purses and dresses and such things.
With out a doubt, I truly believe that having a personal style that you love through such things can create more confidence and happiness but all of those things cannot create that for you by themselves..
I share my thoughts about this not because I think we should stop buying things all together but knowing the implications of what impulse shopping can be like makes it so that I don’t want others to do or feel the same.
You should enjoy that pretty little bag or dress that you’ve been eyeing for so long, but what I don’t want is for you to hope that by doing so will, this will fill some void or hole that’s residing in your heart.
Confessions of a Shopaholic To Be Contd?
The movie ended on a happy note because the main character finally faced her demons & began practicing how to overcome the temptations to shop.
As I mentioned before, you don’t see what the actual problems were that caused her behavior, and you must know to begin to truly fix this problem you have to dig deep down and fix them.
I think that working on ourselves can honestly be one of the most challenging things we could ever do.
It can be hard to be truly honest with yourself and to identify the problems you may have and then to muster up the courage to some how fix them.
I believe that any thing that is truly great, is worth a good challenge. After all, that’s how you can appreciate the value of what your working so hard for and in this case that thing is your self..