Friday, August 22, 2008

August - Slow Month

This has been a slow blogging month for me. For some reason I've been feeling ... blah ... for a lack of a better word. I'm pretty sure the lagging economy has something to do with it. Inflation and unemployment are as high as we've seen in the recent years. Gas prices are high (and I drive an SUV). And to top it all off, there isn't anything interesting fashion-wise. If that's not enough to make anyone feel down, I don't know what is.

I have to admit that I am feeling miserable not because I feel the effects of the sluggish economy first-hand. I still have my job. I don't have a house that's been foreclosed. But even then, I have this heavy feeling in my chest for those people who have lost their jobs, their homes, and their livelihoods. I may still be in the capacity to afford certain luxuries but that miserable feeling takes away from the joy of shopping. I haven't had a real urge to buy anything lately (which just adds to my misery). This is not to say that there aren't things I want to buy. It's more like, I don't feel like buying anything. Which really doesn't help the economy either. I mean, consumer spending is one of the driving forces of the economy and if people are being frugal, cautious, whatever...what else is there to help revive our current economic status? Maybe the upcoming elections will help...*Sigh*

Sorry for this post. I'm just really frustrated right now. Maybe my upcoming vacation will help lighten up my mood.


Rachel Everdene said...

watch that, debbie. and then, blog. or, wait - cringe, AND THEN Blog!

cd said...

I don't feel like buying anything these days too!