Sunday, August 19, 2012
We Grow Older and Wiser
I have always been somewhat of a Diva! I was raised by middle-class working parents in Akron, Ohio and had a very modest upbringing.
But for whatever reason, I have always liked the finer things in life. New cars, which I have never been without one since I started working for attorneys at 21. My first car was a brand new off the show room floor RED and SILVER 1992 Saturn. I got the loan myself and made every single payment. Of course, it looked somewhat like this one, but SHARPER, because mine had silver undertones and big ass sun roof!
Then there is my Self-Diagnosed Purse Obsession. I cannot tell you why, but when I see this store my endorphines begin raging and I have the most uncontrollable urge to enter shop and buy!
I have numerous purses, wallets, key chains etc... all proudly purchased and stored away in my closet. Because that is what you do with a $5,000 purse collection .... right?? is wrap them up and stuff them all in the top of your closet.
Then there is Michael Kors which is my newest obsession! I have several of these purses, wallets and oh YES the WATCH. I put myself in the poor house last year for my 40th. Had to have this watch! I love it and would not trade it for anything, but did I mention, I hate jewelry. I like jewelry, but I hate to wear it. So this $500 little gem sits in my jewelry box.
I am writing this post in the hopes I can at somepoint see the money I have spent over the years and quite frankly wasted. Begin to re-focus myself on what my new 41 year old self deems important.
When this change? When did I grow up? I still want these things, but now I have a visual, a clearer understanding of exactly what the cost is to own these things. $250.00 if ALOT of money to spend on a material item.
Right now, there is NOTHING more important to me then getting to my goal weight.
I am having to choose between what I want and what I need and this is a very uncomfortable and new feeling for me.
See, I dont have any children and a pretty great paying job. I still want to buy purses, new clothes, travel, and have Starbucks Coffee every day. However, my $$$$$ is now being spent on healthy food choices, fresh salads and produce, gym memberships, new Trek bikes and a totally awesome personal trainer.
It is very possible, in the near future I may also be giving up my daily Starbucks run to help pay for my indoor cycleing classes.
OK...WTF Did I just say!!!!!! Them is fighting words right there... Oh I love my morning latte.
I am not happy at my new gym, its so impersonal, so commercial and so focused doing "just acceptable" in many areas. So, once again the Spoiled Diva in me comes out.
I'm sorry, but when you have a true PASSION for something, mediocore is not going to cut it. I am NOT happy with the Indoor Cycleing, aka Spinning at this Gym. It is mediocore at best. The bikes are average, the instructors are below average...the sound system sucks. I'm not motivated nor impressed.
Which brings me to my new deleima!!!! Starbucks or CYCLE? There is an AWESOME Cycling Studio located in Fabulous Royal Oak, MI that I will find what I am looking for. Check it out for yourself ....
I'll keep you posted of the decision to come!