Friday, May 10, 2013

And so I treated myself to ...

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Back in January, when I wrote my short story Blue Christmas, I gave my character Judi Straub, a sea glass necklace. The gift was something very special for her.

That idea of that gift stayed with me long after I wrote the story. So much so, that I went online and looked to find something that would approximate the necklace I described in the story.  But the thing is ... I'm cheap. That is ... I'm not known for splurging on stuff, especially for myself.  I will spend foolish amounts of money on those I love, but for me ... not so much.

And yet, for some reason, I couldn't stop thinking about that sea glass necklace.

I went online and didn't find anything I liked.

So I went online again.  And again.  And again.  And again.

And last week I found the piece of sea glass I really liked, and hoped it hadn't already been sold.

YAY!  It hadn't!  And so now it's around my neck and ... I think it's beautiful.

Why is it that some women are reluctant  to treat themselves to something special?  Is it because we're trained to put ourselves last and everyone else's needs before our own?

Is there something you've been denying yourself from having?