Sunday, December 25, 2022

2022: The Gifts I've Given Myself


Good day everyone. At the time I'm writing this, it is Christmas ... hence the picture.

Side Note: I do love this app, but I don't love it enough to pay monthly for it.

I am not going to hold you long. However, I thought it would be cool to talk about the great "gifts" I've given myself. No ranking; I'm just going to put down the first ones that come to my head.

The Gift of Luxury

Some time ago, I started making a Bucket List (although I don't like that name ... haven't come up with another word for the term) about items and activities I wanted to do. One of those items was to acquire a luxury purse. I cared little whether it was a low, mid, or high-end luxury purse. I just wanted to have one in my arsenal. At that time, there was a Michael Kors royal blue purse on my radar, but at the time I was looking at the purse, it was almost $400. 

Just before my birthday, there was a sale on their website. The MK blue purse was out of season, so they no longer had that color, but there was a golden yellow (like a buttercup) purse that caught my attention. The price was right, so I went ahead and placed my order.

The Gift of Investment Shoes

Note: The Nike (lower right) I've had the longest ... the other three I just bought this year.

As I mentioned in passing (I'll delve deeper into it in a later post), I had a velcro sandal on my right foot for a couple of weeks. There was a debate about what could have caused this. Since one of the doctors believed I needed shoewear with more advanced specifications, I did research based on the recommendations given to me. After I did my research on YouTube, I sought out stores that carried the brands that were high on the satisfaction list, then tried on the shoes. I purchased the Saucony (yellow shoes) in the DSW store; the Brooks Brothers and Hoka shoes I purchased on their websites, due to having a better sale and more variety in design and colors.

The Gift of Being Brave

There were so many things I can break down in this category, but it all boils down to being brave. It is so easy to say that you want to do things one, two, and three, but the path to get there can be daunting. At least it was for me. Despite the trepidation, I knew that it would be more beneficial to myself and others to push forward than to stay stagnant. The relationships that are meant for me in the present understood and accepted the changes so that we can move forward to the future. For those who gave the most resistance ... I had to make the tough decision to reallocate where they fit. Even if that led to their elimination.

Okay ... that is all for now. Let me go and get this Holiday Treasure hunt started.

Until next time, 

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