On more than one occasion, you’ve probably seen me tweet out a link to my favorite “Treat Yo’Self” video from Parks & Rec. It’s a phrase I like to remind myself of whenever things get stressful or I’ve completed a big project. But the thing is : I’m frugal. And when I say frugal, I mean … my mind still thinks I’m a poor college student living off of cereal and yogurt. And although that’s not the case anymore + we actually DO eat like normal human beings, I can’t always shake the feeling.
So for the longest time, I didn’t allow myself splurge on anything. Well, okay, I did buy an iMac right out of college, but that was about it. Luckily, over time, I realized that it was absolutely okay to buy nice things every once in awhile. Especially when you’ve been working really hard and need a little pick me up! Now, I don’t go crazy or anything like that. Trust me, I’ll always be somewhat of a frugal person. I’ve simply come to realize that if I really want to eat out – it’s okay. Or if I’ve had my eye on a certain pair of jeans for awhile – it’s probably okay to just go ahead and buy them already.
I don’t mean to sit here and preach that you should buy all of the things. Or to talk about finances and money. Not at all. I’m here to confess my own frugalness and acceptance that it’s okay to indulge sometimes. After all, life is short. You should maybe have that mimosa.