There are some things that we want and other things we need. Water is something I need, Dr. Pepper is something I want. Food is something I need, a burrito is something I want. You get the point right? Just because we want something, doesn’t mean we HAVE to have it.
I actually wrote on June 8th, 2008 about the importance of delaying gratification. The post centered around my desire to buy a really nice SLR digital camera. It’s something that I have wanted for about two years now. My birthday was in July and I decided to utilize my birthday wishes to satisfy this want. I asked Mama Ninja for a generous contribution to my SLR fund. She told me should would transfer money in to my account when I was ready to make my purchase.
Well in case you haven’t noticed it’s September and I’m still digital cameraless. For some reason I have a continuous internal conflict with myself when it comes time to getting serious about buying the camera. I’m totally scared I am going to have buyers remorse. I would dread dropping over $1,000 on a camera and then getting bored with it after a couple months. I guess I’m a Bi-polar Ninja because I definitely go through phases when I really want it, and then think it’s a big waste of money the next day.
Mama Ninja is still patiently waiting for me to make a decision on what I want for my birthday, but I’m being a little bit of a drama queen. I’m definitely holding back on this purchase and I don’t really know why. I can afford it, I’ve wanted it for a long time, Mama Ninja will help contribute, and I really want it. All valid reasons right!? WTF is my problem? I like being frugal, but I don’t want to be the weird person that never enjoys their money. What are some thing that you want, could justify getting, but at the end of the day choose not to get? What have you done in similar situations? Have you dealt with buyers remorse? Help a Ninja out!