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.