Yes!!! I did it! I managed to buy something for myself! I still agonized over it for about three hours, but I really did it. I'm now the proud owner of an Alvarez RD8 dreadnought acoustic guitar. I figured out how to play Carmen Ohio! I'm going to figure out the intro to Johnny B. Goode!
When I have fun, I'm happy. When I'm happy, I'm productive. It doesn't help to flagellate myself for not working hard enough until I'm miserable. Then I get less stuff done.