“You take all the time you need.”
I heard these words and then was left alone, in the darkened room with candles lit and soft zen-like music playing. Water was rushing through the fountain on the table, yet calming and relaxing.
Only a few minutes passed and I was ready.
For my first time.
My first time (you wonder)? oh for…my massage. (You weren’t thinking THAT were you? I have been married and have two kids, ya know.)
What a Christmas present… that I finally found time to use in July.
As a single mom, living on a budget and cutting out most forms of luxury now that I’ve added braces to the list of monthly payments, I don’t get to indulge in things like this… ever. It just isn’t part of my “allowance.”
The kids like to eat.
They tend to eat a lot.
Everyday in fact.
So I began thinking on my drive home, how I might manage to save some money to splurge ‘once in a while’ and repeat this experience. What could I remove from the weekly spending so that I could save up for a few months at a time to have enough for this little bit of pampering?
Some might buy Starbucks coffee once a week or buy sodas at work, and if so, you could cut those out. But I don’t. Some might choose not to get their nails done one month or two and use that manicure money. But I don’t get my nails done professionally either.
So where could I cut back?
I decided I can pack my lunch more often and save those dollars till I have enough to splurge on another one of those…
Yeah they’re worth a few more peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunches.
At least in my book.
Find yourself… keeping it real.
(And believe it or not, this isn’t a sponsored post, but my genuine enjoyment of a first-time experience. I want my regular readers to know that I owe you more for your time of stopping by than so many sponsored posts. I will be writing more from my heart, so stick around; do come back to hear more about me finding myself, over and over again.)