I probably won’t, but it’s okay if I do! Haha… actually, every year I look forward to walking around downtown where I grew up, and just spending time w/ the family :) We walk into about 10+ stores (mainly book and antique ones), but I rarely come away with anything particular on these trips. Except for happy tummies full of tea and croissants, and a nice workout from all the walking we do, haha…
BUT, and I say this more for my own sake than yours, I think it’s PERFECTLY FINE to spend all the money you get for Xmas or birthdays on yourself and splurge when others are giving it to you. They WANT you to go out and pick up something you normally wouldn’t – they just don’t know what it is, exactly! So they trust you do :)
I’m a huge fan of saving and not overindulging all the time, of course, but in these specific instances I think it’s perfectly acceptable (and fun!) to go on a mini splurge-fest for yourself. Especially if there really is something you’ve been dying to get your hands on, but you can’t justify taking it from your own budget. You can’t save your money all the time (or pay off debt 24/7), and this is a GREAT way to relax a bit and unwind. And it doesn’t cost you a thing!
So while you’re reading this today, I’m probably out there looking around just waiting for something awesome to jump out and get me! But it’ll only work if it’s TRULY awesome. Just because I have the money to splurge right now, doesn’t mean I have to find something TODAY, right? (Right) So if I don’t get lucky, all that money will just sit on the sideline for now waiting for its turn to play :) And I’m pretty sure it’ll survive…
I’m all about spending money on myself, but not just for the sake of doing it. And one of the best side affects to this is that before you spend it *anything* then becomes possible! Who knows what you can find out there for your $60 or $100, ya know? That in itself is a gift to me. The ability to have money ready to spend at any time, as soon as you find something worthy of it. Your world becomes a land of presents, and it’s up to you to find the one that deserves to go home with you! haha…
We’ll see if I get lucky today or not, but either way I’m dedicated to spending it on something good… You only get a birthday once a year, right? ;)
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