As I sit here sipping my Starbucks (In a red cup!), I realize that my indulgences have become a lot less in the last few months. When a girl has all the best things in life, the things that she can’t live without turn into moments over material objects.
That’s not to say I don’t like “things”…I love “things” but let’s face it…I’m starting to get over them.
Money’s been tight over the last few months…especially with two car accidents and trips to the ER. What good were my material things to me then? What good would they have been if my material thing crushed on top of me instead of being able to walk away from the crashes both times?
Even when money is tight though, there are some things I can’t live without…Only because when I’m working hard and trying to stay afloat, I deserve a good thing or two every now and then.
Well, we all know my love of all things Starbucks…My day doesn’t start off right without it. Why yes, I have tried giving it up but why? Why give up something that isn’t excessive? I’ve cut back on eating out so I’m still saving money.
My music…the times when my iPod was broken and I didn’t have music, I went insane. My iPod is something that I MUST have…so if it gets broken, I will dip into my savings to buy myself another one…Because without music, there is no life.
Books…*sigh* I haven’t bought books in a while except for the two I bought this past weekend. I know…I could just go to the library, and I do but I love having books. I love the comfort of having my room filled with amazing books.
QT…Quality Time with my besties. Whether that involves going out for drinks, dinner or just having a cup of coffee…I can’t not have my friends around me. My life would be incomplete without them.
Laughter…no matter what…no matter what time of day it is…I need my laughter. So yes, I will find my stupid cartoons, and silly jokes that might not be as funny to others…but laughter is essential to who I am.
My laptop…Most of my friends live all around the country…and I’m a social networking junkie…my laptop is also how I watch movies, TV shows and where I write…My laptop is essential to my everyday life…because it enables me to take care of so many things that matter to me…whether it’s keeping in touch with friends, writing out my feelings or harvesting my crops on FarmVille (Don’t judge me.)
It can come and go as long as I have my health, my faith, my loved ones and the little guilty indulgences that make everyday that much better.
What can’t YOU live without?