So I feel like I had a breakthrough earlier (technically yesterday, the 23rd). It was the first time that I went shopping and didn’t (entirely, annoyingly) hesitate to buy most of what I picked up and regret it later. And it felt great. Whenever I go shopping (or a “spree”, rather), I’m usually on a tight budget and end up buying things that are cheaper but I don’t want them as much as something that’s a little more expensive or picking up what I really want, thinking about my expenses and then putting it back. It was such a wonderful feeling to see something and be like, “OMG I have to have that. I’m buying it.” And actually buy it. Didn’t have to grieve over the price for a long time. It just feels great to have worked hard for my money and to be able to do some actual comfortable spending.