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Treat Yourself

You know how Cosmopolitan and Glamour always tell us ladies to treat ourselves right? Buy the shoes! Splurge on the non-generic version of drugstore face wash! Honey, you spend that extra dollar!

Well. All I really do is treat myself. I turn a blind eye to my itty bitty college student (lack of a) bank account and treat myself to daily cappuccinos – because I need to study – and a-little-too-long pauses at department store makeup counters that result in a pretty, petite goodie bag – because I need to contour and highlight – and a detour into Kate Spade, but I regret not a single second of that because hey, I was carrying around a dead phone for two months because I didn't have a freaking wallet.

Don't think I can afford this kind of lifestyle. I definitely can't. This girl has zero self-restraint whatsoever, and I've simply learned to accept it and deal with it by taking mirror selfies of outfits I like instead of actually purchasing them.

But no matter how much of a rush I get from handing over my credit card to sweet-talkin' sales associates and Starbucks baristas who draw a heart next to my name on the grande cups, there are other ways by which I treat myself that are much more nourishing for my being, chicken soup for the soul if you will.

I'm talking about getting up earlier than my alarm, with enough time to toss my hair into a bun and perch cross-legged on the edge of my bed, browsing blogs on a Monday morning. I'm talking about trying new restaurants with old friends. I'm talking about spending half an hour before bed reading Amy Poehler's Yes Please, and giggling my way through it. I'm talking about extra long walks, not counting calories, driving way too far for frozen yogurt with real cookie dough, taking Tuesday nights off of studying to catch up on New Girl, ordering breakfast foods at dinner, pre-gaming Taco Bell Quesaritos with a couple of Tums, popping in 1989 or a country album the second it starts to drizzle, and closing the blinds on a breezy day to hole in deeper into a self-made blanket bundle.
Life is short, buy the shoes, but be on the lookout for other not so expensive things that could keep your heart just as happy, if not happier. 

How do you treat yourself?

10 comments

  1. Hehe, I'm the same way. I 'simply forget' about all the financial responsibilities that I have when it comes to going to certain stores these days. Whoops. T_T

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    1. I'm investing in myself, aren't I?? ;)

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  2. Awe, sweet girl, I couldn't agree more...it's fun to buy new shoes or make-up, but truly spending time on life and simple things is what makes everything so much sweeter!! Thanks for the reminder! :)

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  3. Its all about balance! Splurge a little here, save a little there.
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    1. My scale is tipping over to the "splurge" side just a little bit, but hey, there's still time to fix that right??

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  4. Once again...could we be any more similar?! I love your perspective here. I am so good at allowing myself to splurge on fabulous heels or vacations or mochas every morning (and afternoon) but these aren't the important splurges. The important splurges have to do with living and loving. You're fabulous girl!

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  5. Couldn't agree more! I always splurge and tell myself I deserve it, especially if I'm feeling stressed/overwhelmed about something!

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  6. I couldn't agree with this post more -- I love it! It is so important to splurge and take care of ourselves.

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  7. I totally agree you need to splurge on some things. Life is short. Enjoy it!

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xx Caroline