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? 


Aurian said...

I have been living alone for 17 years, so I had to and could buy for myself whatever I wanted. But what I want has to be worth the price, I will not overpay for something beautiful. Now that I am not alone anymore, I love to spoil my boyfriend and his daughter every now and then. But I still won't forget to spoil myself.

Anonymous said...

Lorraine, your pendant is lovely. If you ever come to Bermuda, I can take you to a beach that is full of sea glass, and then we can make our own jewelry.

Jeannie D. said...

I'm glad I am not the only one that does that! I am so bad about doing that. I will spend money on everyone and not me. I worry about the money I spent if it is on me, but if it is for my family or a friend, I don't even think about it. Your necklace is beautiful. I love sea glass.

Anonymous said...

LOL! You've got a deal, Lucy. And Bermuda is on the list of places to go!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jeannie. I'm loving it.