it’s always like this

June 5, 2008

the self-help life

Filed under: step by step, wonder years — notsojenny @ 10:16 am

maybe it’s becoming an adult and feeling like i need to take more responsibility for my well-being.  maybe it’s just because i make a whole lot more money than i thought i would so it makes me spend like crazy.  whatever the reason i’ve been really into investing in my body and my health and my lifestyle lately.  not in an i’m-not-going-to-eat-fried-things-anymore way but more in a i’m-going-to-put-money-towards-those-things-i’ve-always-wanted way.  over the past few years i’ve taken it upon myself to really fix myself up.

when it comes to my wellnes i’ve…

  • had my wisdom teeth removed (all 4 – yow!)
  • got an appointment next week get invisalign started (i’m really hoping i can use this method because the thought of getting old-school braces is not appealing to me at all but i really want to fix things.  my bottom teeth are crowded and it’s starting to skew my top)
  • found my own dermatologist and i have a very expensive cream for my face so i have clear skin all the time now
  • also got a very expensive cream to use on my body in the shower to keep the rest of my skin clear too
  • medicines to take every single morning for my stomach (last year when my world was topsy turvy i developed some serious stomach issues)
  • recently had some moles/skin-tags removed (i hate the term “skin-tag” it sounds so awful.  it makes me picture wicked old witches with large things hanging off their bodies, but i guess that’s the proper technical term if they can’t be cancerous)
  • take one-a-day women’s vitamins and fish oil capsules (whenever i remember anyway)

i’ve also done some things which i feel are very responsible and way more adult than i was prepared to do 3 years ago –

  • started pilates (and it’s freakin’ expensive, but totally worth it)
  • recently replaced all the batteries in my smoke detectors (i said dayayanger to the smoke detector… i’m gonna have that song in my head all day now!)
  • 2x a year i clean my ceiling fan blades and switch the direction of the spin to go with the weather (lift the hot air in the winter, push the cool air down in the summer)
  • a couple of years ago i invested in a car that i thought was out of my price range but i’m so head over heals about it i’m glad i did it… and it fits into my budget now : )
  • i also moved into an apartment without roommates that i thought i couldn’t afford… a KILLER apt!
  • i only buy groceries as i need them… for the most part.  i do still tend to buy cake mix whenever it’s on sale because you never know when you’re just going to want some cake
  • i have a tailor.  yes, she’s my  tailor.  we have a language barrier but i recommend her to everyone, she’s awesome!
  • and i have a hair stylist and an estatician too.  i’ve been going to both of them for almost 5years now

as much as it pains me to spend money on all of these things, they’re things i really want.  and i feel so much better from day to day because of them.



~ today i learned… that we haven’t had a president with facial hair since Taft (includes mutton chops)~



  1. I never knew about the fan blades. I am definately going to have to try that out.

    Comment by penelope — June 5, 2008 @ 10:21 am

  2. If my ceiling fans weren’t so high I’d clean them more often. :)

    Comment by littlespoon — June 5, 2008 @ 11:53 am

  3. And here I was thinking that I was the only slow one who was like, ceiling fan blades should be tilted? What? That’s a pretty cool trick to know.

    I think all of these are such good things, and are really investments–they aren’t the sort of spending that’s impulsive and purely topical. Go you! These are all great expenses, I think. Nothing beats really feeling good about yourself, and pampering yourself with progress is money well spend indeed :)

    Comment by magda — June 5, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  4. I keep my ceiling fan on in the kitchen all the time so I don’t have to see how dirty the blades actually are. Also, I was watching the episode of How I Met Your Mother just yesterday where Barney takes Marshall to his tailor, with the language barrier. Ha!

    Comment by La — June 5, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

  5. I actually had 5 wisdom teeth removed a couple years ago. Thats right 5! I am overly wise!

    Comment by GMan — June 9, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

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