I recently had to stop and reflect on some of the things that I don’t do and make a decision to do them. Certain things can be really small like, I won a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card a few months ago and up until a few days ago, I had yet to redeem it. I made it a point to schedule some time to go online shopping. I also have a few other gift cards for a facial, massage and waxing boutique that I have yet to redeem. Well, my Birthday is coming up this month and I have made the decision to plan a day of pampering for myself. I’ll even throw in a manicure & pedicure to have a full spa day. I’ve been holding on to these Gift Cards for months and one is even over a year old. Sad to say I almost did the same thing last year. I had a few gift cards from different department stores and I went on a Birthday shopping spree. It’s always good to go shopping with gift cards! I didn’t really come out of pocket for anything. I shouldn’t have to be pushed to do those things. I’m glad I can use the gift cards towards my Birthday but, why didn’t I use them sooner? As If, I don’t deserve to be pampered. Sometimes, it’s exactly what I need! I’m looking forward to my day of Birthday pampering. The massage in particular, I may fall asleep on the massage table. Lol!
I’m a Shoedazzle VIP Member and I get charged monthly unless I decide to skip the month, well I was charged last month and this month crept up on me and I still had last months credit to spend. I made it a point to sit down and go shoe shopping on the Shoedazzle website. I have a cute pair of heels coming my way that I paired with the cutest color block dress. I see a fashion post in the near future. I’m always so busy, but I have to remember to take time out to do things that I really enjoy. I need to take time to just relax. I won’t deny that time management has always been a huge issue for me. Now I really need to stop and take initiative to do things for myself. I’m usually doing things for others. I honestly don’t mind doing for others. I have a giving spirit, I just can’t always lose myself in the process. I’m a wife and mother first. When all is said and done I need to set aside some Jen time and do things that I enjoy. Sometimes, I enjoy doing absolutely nothing! Mostly when my shedule is hectic and I can’t catch a break. I’ll sleep in on Saturday morning and have a lazy weekend. It’s the perfect time to binge watch my favorite shows on Netflix. I just want to remember to take time out for me.
I’m really looking forward to JENtober because it’s the one time of year that I make it all about me. I also share a portion of it with my son, his birthday is exactly a week after mine. He falls under Scorpio though… he’s not a Libra like his momma! I celebrate my Birthday all month long. I’ll also be doing some traveling. Type A Parent Conference is in Buckhead, GA next month and I won a pass! I’m so excited! I haven’t bee to Type A since 2012 when it was in Charlotte, NC. As always I’m looking forward to connecting with new blogging buddies and my existing Blogger Boos! I’m excited to be able to take time off. I didn’t really take any vacation last year and my days rolled over. I only used a couple of days to attend the Niche Parent Conference in Orlando, FL. We’re notorious for taking weekend staycations at the beach or heading to neighboring states for the weekend. Myrtle Beach is one of our favorite getaway spots! I also get two weeks off during the holiday season so I don’t need to request it off. I can use some of my days and I’ll still have days left over because after October, I don’t really plan on taking any days off and I get the Thanksgiving holiday and then Christmas. Personal & Vacation days come in handy when you want to travel to blog conferences. Lol! All in all I just remember to take the necessary time out for you. Happy (JENtober) October!