Saturday, 13 November 2010
So around 4 years ago I quit smoking. I was an avid smoker all of my teenage life, it was my vice. I also used to be quite a drinker back in the day, but these days I tend to hardly ever drink other than special occasions. To be honest it doesn't really appeal to me to just have a glass of Rose for the hell of it, I'd much rather have a cup of tea. I definitely have to be in the mood for a drink, but when I am in the mood, well thats an entirely different story :)
So once the cigarettes went out of the window, I needed something else to fill the void. I've bought Cosmpolitan all of my life, and I soon started to buy the celebrity gossip magazines with my extra cash to fill the time spent twiddling my thumbs instead of fagging it at the back door.
I soon grew tired with the likes of Now, Closer, and Reveal, and started buying the Monthly Glossies. By Glossies I mean Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Company, and Glamour to name a few. Not forgetting the cooking magazines I also liked to snap up each month. Then I started buying all of them, every single month.
I just absolutely love sitting down with a cup of tea and a magazine and looking through the glossy pages. I find it really relaxing, and slightly therapeutic, sometimes I just look at all of the pictures, photos, and even the adverts. Its just nice and easy on the brain, nothing too taxing or intense, just what a girl needs after a long day.
This carry on has been going on for around 2 years. I have piles of magazines everywhere, and I mean everywhere. For some strange reason, that I cant quite seem to fathom, I just can not bring myself to throw them away. Occasionally when having a big room tidy, I'll have a completely ruthless moment and get rid of a few, but the majority still stay, piled high mountains of neatly stacked magazines around my bedroom.
Now this may sound quite dramatic, but I really do think I have a problem. I managed to stop myself buying the cooking magazines a few months ago when I realised the habit was getting ridiculous. And now most months I only buy Vogue or Elle, not both. No thats a complete lie. I buy Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Elle every single month. One for each week. At one point I wasn't even reading them, as I sit and type I can see out of the corner of my eye 2 magazines still in the wrapper, not even opened.
So do you think I'm a little bit mental? Or do some of you do the same? I'd like to think that I will stop buying my monthly mags, but I absolutely know that I wont. Because I dont want to stop buying them. Just like quitting smoking, you can only stop if and when you want to stop. The thing I want to do is start throwing the damn things away at the end of each month, instead of holding on to them all like a mad woman.
I suppose what I'm seeking is some kind of reassurance that I'm not the only one out there well and truly addicted to buying magazines?