I Must Confess … that I have been spending money online again!
No, it’s not clothes. Unfortunately (or maybe that should be FORTUNATELY!) I haven’t had too much luck with online clothes shopping – I don’t know how others do it. I find that I really do need to feel the fabric, and try something on to make sure it suits – even if it’s a brand I know and like.
But I do like buying BOOKS online. Saves so much time and effort! For my niece’s birthday last year, I was able to order the book she wanted and pay for it all from the comfort of my own home – AND have it shipped for free. Which is awesome as I don’t get to see her very often and at the time life was so hectic there was no way I could get out to the shops.
The internet is also fabulous for getting hold of older, out-of-print titles – like this one: “How to be a Successful Housewife Writer” by Elaine Fantle Shimberg. It sounds like something out of the 1950’s, but actually, it was published in 1989. I stumbled across it in my local library in the mid-90’s when I was a Stay At Home Mum.
This is the book that got me started on this writing lark. After reading it, I dared to think that I could GET PAID TO WRITE. Even without a journalism degree, I could sell articles to magazines!
And that is exactly what I went on to do. It changed my life – and my career path! Now I am in my element playing with words to earn a living.
For sentimental reasons, I’m sure you can understand why I just *had* to have a copy of this book … now that *I* am a “successful housewife writer”!
What do you buy online? Is your weakness books or clothes – or something else entirely?!