The downside: I had to go shopping. (Yes, I “had” to. Truly, no choice in the matter.)
The upside: I found everything I needed in one store. Yay!
The downside: I was in that one store for two hours, trying on garment, after garment, after garment….
The upside: I found many different items that worked!
The downside: I spent a lot of cash.
The upside: The store had a promotion for one day only: 40% off everything. Full price items, sale items, clearance items – everything. I saved a lot of cash.
The downside: I had to squeeze in many, many items into my already-crowded closet. (3 sweaters, 3 dresses, 3 skirts, 3 pairs of pants, 2 suit coats, and 1 suit.)
The upside: I now get to donate many items to charity! (5 suit coats, 4 pairs of pants,
2 skirts, 2 sweaters, and 1 dress.)
The downside: I still feel weighed down and overwhelmed whenever I have to go shopping. (Have to.)
The upside: At least the universe provides me a laugh or two while I’m doing it.