One of the hardest things for me to do is put myself first. I will sometimes reward myself even if it is just to sit down and read a book or get a massage but it never is on a consistent basis. This was one of my main reasons for make me a goal in 2014.
The one thing I have never had since my divorce is a bedroom suite that matched. I had a dresser, full size bed and armoire but they were not a set. The one thing I have wanted for the past few years is a new bedroom set but I always put off looking for one reason or another. I have been putting some money aside for the past year for the new bedroom. Saturday was the day it would change.
Saturday was errand day. I read in the paper the local furniture store was having a sale. I decided I would at least take a look at the furniture on sale. They also have a warehouse there and they usually have some nice things for a great price. I looked at the bedroom furniture on the sales floor and found a set I liked which included a queen bed, nightstand and dresser with mirror. The salesperson whose name was Debbie could not have been more helpful. She calculated the price of the furniture with an addition of a chest and the price was substantially less than the quoted price for the set. With my down payment. I was eligible for 3 year free financing. Needless to say my new bedroom will be coming Saturday.
I am very proud of myself. I put myself first and rewarded myself with something I have needed for very long time. I will continue to take time for myself and do things I enjoy whether it be a few hours to do my photography, take a walk, see a movie or take a vacation. It took a while to get to this point but I am happy and like the way I feel. I think we all need to take some time for ourselves and put us first, we are worth it.
You are definitely worth it! So happy for you! Maybe you can come here to visit this summer.
Thanks! Maybe I can come for a weekend. It would be fun. Thanks for your common and support.
I couldn’t agree more. What I’ve learned, over the years, is that we all should practice a “healthy selfish”. In other words, we need to put ourselves first, because if we don’t take care of ourselves, and our needs, we won’t be able to take care of anyone else…. Good for you Kathy, good for you!!! Thanks for sharing.
I like your term “healthy selfish” as it is such a positive thought! I so agree with you. Thanks for your comments and support