Most Expensive Gift for Myself

So many magazines and news articles have promoted what women should do by the age 30. One was to purchase something expensive for yourself. These vanity promoting magazines suggested thousand dollar purses, jewelry, and even cars. I flipped through as many magazines as possible trying to find something that I would want. I already have fancy, expensive purses from Coach, Dooney & Bourke, and Louis Vuitton that were gifts and hand-me-downs. I use them once in a while. I received my first diamond(s) at 16 years old. I don't even wear them and they have more sentimental value than the purses.

I was lost on what I can purchase for myself that would be expensive, and worth it. I don't want to waste money on something that will sit in my closet. I didn't want to buy anything that would promote the wrong cause. (Many companies use child and slave labor to manufacture their products.) I was so confused on what to buy so I bought nothing. I let age 30 come and go and I never bought something expensive for myself. Perhaps I am not that greedy or a show-off. Perhaps I was so concerned about how it was made. But I learned something about myself. When I take a moment to think about what I buy, I buy conscientiously and not impulsively.

April 2015, just 8 months after turning 31, I bought the most expensive gift for myself. Actually it was for my hubby and I. I invested in a donor to build a family. It was a hard decision that I thought, cried, prayed and slept over for months. It felt like a layer of heavy weight was lifted off my shoulders when I made the purchase. I was elated!

It has been a while since the purchase, but I wanted to still share the most expensive gift for myself.


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