Do you ever have your eye on something that you are dying to have but you never in a million years would just go out and buy it? LOL story of my life! One of my favorite things to do though is to set a goals for myself and as a reward, I treat myself to those things. About a month ago, I had an itch to add another ring to my collection. If you know me, I am a ring girl, and each ring I wear has sentimental value to me. I wear my mom’s birthstone that her grandparents got her on my right middle finger, a friendship ring Payton got me for my birthday on my right ring finger, and a band Keegan got me for Christmas last year which I wear on my left middle finger. I also sometimes wear my mom’s graduation ring from her grandparents too. I’m not one who is super into wearing jewelry unless it is minimal or has meaning behind it.
Anyway, every once and awhile I will window shop and look at the pretty diamonds and dream about what engagement ring I want one day…[smirking face @ Keegan]. I have been drawn to the plain diamond bands, similar to the one Keegan got for me last year, and their stackable ability. I never really found a good enough justification to treat myself to something like that, especially if there was no special meaning to it. That’s when it hit me. I AM A GOOD ENOUGH REASON. I started to think about it and I never treat myself to things unless it is food 😉 I work really hard, I always am putting everything I personally want to do second, and really all I could say is, why not?! I had a moment where I was like, no, I am worth it and I am going to #TREATMYSELF.
I knew I didn’t want to break the bank but still be of good quality. After browsing around I finally landed on this Michael J Hill wedding band (lol I didn’t even realize it was a wedding band at first) and earrings. I wear my band stacked on top of the one Keegan got me. It is the perfect minimal yet stunning piece that compliments my other rings and their sentimental value. Now, every time I look down at my hand, I don’t just remember my friends and family, I also remember to take time for myself. This ring represents myself among my BFF, mom, and Keegan. Sometimes you just have to think about yourself first and that is what these diamonds represent for me; ME.
Disclaimer, this was a rare occasion and I don’t do this every time I think I am doing a good job at life. It was a moment I haven’t had in a long time, and I knew that this would be a great little gift to myself as a reminder that I really need to spend more time on myself. It may seem materialistic for some (and to be honest if I did this all of the time I would think that too) but for ME, it is the perfect daily reminder to love myself; all it takes is a look down at my hands.