Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rewarding myself.

On October 1st I told Caleb that I'd be rewarding myself at the end of the month for surviving -- if I made it ;) wellllll, I DID! I'm happy to report that I worked my day job every day, shot 4 beautiful weddings, 8 engagement sessions, edited hour HOURS (it truly never ends), as well as multiple consultations and phone calls with potential/current brides! So to say this month was a doozy is an understatement. I knew exactly what I wanted my reward to be to...

A trip to the nail salon. EEK!

I legitimately never go to the nail salon. I just can't bring myself to regularly drop that kinda cash on pretty nails (I don't even make the time for it at home, its been a LONG time since these nail beds have seen color, sadly)! However it is quite the luxury, and I knew it would rock. So, I grabbed my sister in law and we had ourselves a ladies night after work!


Afterwards, we walked to a little Mexican place we hadn't been to in a while and just talked for a couple hours. I love nights like that. No phones, no distractions, just a couple of friends catching up on life and having a blast!

I think its important in life to reward ourselves when we work really, really hard. It might sound silly, but this little manicure appointment is what kept me going some days where there didn't seem to be an end in sight. Some days I wanted to give up, throw the towel in, and just nap. all. day! But I put on my big girl pants and got all the hard work done, and didn't feel a single ounce of "buyers remorse" when I paid for that amazing gel manicure.

Another reason I'm excited today?! We got the official notice of our 3rd loan being paid off (about time, Navient!)!! It's been paid off for over a month but getting the official notice fro them makes it feel more REAL!


So friends, if you're working hard - reward yourself a little! YOU DESERVE IT!! It doesn't have to be anything lavish, just a little something to remind yourself, "you rock"I'm really looking forward to tonight with Caleb. We are thinking of a tasty dinner and finally carving those pumpkins!

Happy almost-Friday! ;)

17 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you treated yourself, that is so important in life. CONGRATS on paying off your loans, you are a rockstar.

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  2. CONGRATS!! On making it through October and for paying off another loan! It's so satisfying to pay off debt - I paid off my first student loan last month and it was a HUGE deal to me! Haha. And y'all's nails look fabulous!

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  3. Totally agree with rewarding yourself for making it through everyday... some days / weeks / month it's totally an accomplishment!!

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  4. Yay for manicures! And an even bigger yay for paying off another student loan!! SO exciting :) we're getting really close on all of mine...and I'm super pumped about it.

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  5. Treat yo self! So proud of you for making it through October, I know it's been a crazy busy month for you. And woo hoo!!!!!! for paying off that student loan!!!!!!!!! Happy Thursday, friend! :)

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  6. So glad you treated yourself (and me! ;)) Our nails are rockin' haha! Love you!

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  7. Yay for that loan payoff!!!

    I hear ya on the nail salon. I've only had it done once, and that was for my wedding. I can't justify spending the money all the time on it. My plan is to do it again...one day! ;)

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  8. What a great incentive! I love having sister time as well, which sadly doesn't happen enough with me and mine :(

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  9. It's so important to treat yourself when you work hard! Especially something that sticks with you like a good manicure - because then you can look down at it and feel that happiness all over again! I think I might have to set some goals and make a pedicure my treat at the end!

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  10. Yay for paying off Navient!! I love when my nails are all painted and pretty, glad you got to treat yourself!

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  11. Ahhh love those kinds of rewards! Still so proud of ya'll for paying off that loan. Yayyyy!!!

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  12. Yay! The best reward for a hard-working month.

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  13. Congrats on paying off the loan and yay for treating yo-self!

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  14. yay for the official notice! how fun.
    and yes i totally agree about the nail salon - i never go unless it's a special occasion. i am getting better, slowly, at doing my own, but i'd rather no colour than paying for it.
    yay for rewarding yourself! you definitely deserve it!

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  15. Fun! And congrats on paying off that loan!

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  16. Your nails look so pretty! It's good to have a sweet treat like that to look forward to. And major congrats on your loan! I love those days myself!

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  17. Sooooo excited for you and Caleb! The hard work and dedication from each of you has earned you financial freedom. I am amazingly proud of you guys, my precious!!!

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