Happy Thursday from UtopYA 2015 Con in Nashville, TN! I’m so excited to be connecting face to face with all these amazing authors! Today is National Splurge Day and International Sushi Day…my suggestion and plan…splurge on sushi! I’m not sure Nashville is the best place to do that, but we’ll see. I definitely intend on taking advantage of being in the south and having grits for as many meals as possible!
Personally, I’m not a huge splurger. Is that a word? Microsoft Word definitely doesn’t think so. I don’t especially enjoy shopping unless it’s for running shoes. My manicure and pedicure was my most recent splurge. My husband on the other hand has much bigger splurges like cars and most recently a new mountain bike.
Every once in a while if I’m having a downer day I’ll spring for a new bottle of nail polish, a t-shirt, or book to lift my spirits. Everyone loves presents so I figure why not get one for myself. It’s a great pick me up. Plus if I go to the store it gets me out of the environment I’m in. Changing the pace of the day helps me clear my head and look at an issue in a different way. Usually by the time I get back form my outing I’ve figured out a solution to what was bothering me.
If you’re looking for something to splurge on here are a couple of ideas from scoopwhoop.com. Their top picks include a good laptop (a must), a study bike (always a good thing to have), a Lazy Boy couch (great for hanging out with friends), travel (can be educational too), instruments (help you be well rounded and look way cool), parties (duh!), music festivals (way fun!), headphones (obligatory accessory), adventure sports (just for the rush), a DSLR (gotta have your good pics), a bed (sleep is very important), food (who wants to eat Ramen noodles all the time?), tattoos (just because), funky hairdos (express yourself), wacky clothes (because you can), educational courses (learning stuff is cool), backpacks (gotta have somewhere to stash your stuff), and gaming consoles (who doesn’t want one of those?) (http://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/buy-cool-stuff-young/).
Of these I have a laptop and I travel so maybe I’m not doing too bad. I’ve bought instruments and gaming consoles for my kids. Does that count? In Is This Me? Amanda doesn’t splurge a lot, save on her perfect cup of Joe and favorite breakfast muffin. She likes learning languages, watching movies, music, and books, and I would imagine she might splurge on those products. What are the top things to splurge on?
All the best,