That’s very important, that I was alone. Because it means I didn’t have any outside influence to keep me on the straight and narrow. No one to keep me ‘in line’ as it were. No one to make me think twice about my purchases. No one to make me feel guilty about feeding my pen addiction. In other words…..I was FREE TO DO AS I DAMN WELL PLEASED!
And yet, as I approached pen nirvana, I hesitated.
And then I walked on by. That’s right, you read that right. I WALKED RIGHT PAST THE PEN ISLE. I didn’t even glance at them. Not even a peek! I kept right on walking and telling myself I didn’t NEED any more pens until I used up at least some of the ones I already have.
I walked past them to the item I needed, paid for it and walked out of the store!
As I walked to my car I had a feeling of such self righteousness I think I almost levitated above the pavement!
I ACTUALLY went to an office supply store and DIDN’T buy any pens/pencils/markers!
This has to be a first for me. I felt ‘born again’ as it were…..clean and free of an addiction that has been getting exponentially worse for some time now…..until I walked into the house......
I guess I’m not quite ready to leave the twelve step program just yet.
Hello, my name is Robin and I’m a penaholic……
(It doesn't look that bad until you realize these aren't ALL I have.....)