01 May 2013

celebrate we will

Last week I went to J.Crew to look at a belt we got my mom for her birthday. And when I say look at, I really do mean I went there to admire it, because I couldn't justify buying it for myself. It was out of my budget.

When I got there, though, the belt had been marked down from $65 to $29. It still felt like a lot for a belt, but considering I loved it so much that I went there just to look at it, I thought it was worth it in gas alone.

[I'm a dangerously excellent justifier, if you ever need help in this arena.]

But then when it rang up, it was only $12. I was so happy.

I looked at the cashier and said, "Is today a holiday!?"
And she said, "No, but we're trying to make it one!"

I loved this. And I decided that sometimes, it's just a normal Wednesday. But sometimes, we make our own holidays, and pretend that even just a normal Wednesday is special. Sometimes I think I get in a rut of waiting for life to start: when I have more money, when I live near my family, when I meet my husband, when I am a grown up.

But today is today. And we're only guaranteed this moment. So, yes, we can - and should- be excited for what the next phase will bring. But we can't wait for it. Because it's the first day in May, and it's almost Friday and it's spring. Today is ours. It's a new-belt-wearing, ice-cream-deserving, go-for-a-long-run, kind of day. And to me, that's a celebration at its finest.


  1. My boyfriend and I have these holidays. I call them Soulshine days (think Allman Brothers). Just days geared to get us our of the everyday ruts and to remind us there is still a lot of fun out there to be had. It doesn't mean we have to do anything spectacular or special, just something different and out of the ordinary. Spontaneity seems to be the key!

  2. Just read your post and I couldn't agree more! It is so important to find a reason to celebrate each day. Your blog is very inspirational and realistic to your readers lives!

    Enjoy the sunshine!

  3. And on these days, it's ok to open the good wine you were saving for a special occasion. :)

  4. So true - I can find just about any excuse to celebrate every day :)

  5. What an awesome find! I'm so glad I have a J Crew outlet nearby... it's the only way I can afford that place!


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