I’m sitting in front of the comp, trying to soak myself in some me-time since the Bo is having some to himself with a bottle of sake downstairs.
I scroll through FB to see what everyone on my friend list has been/is up to, and I’m greeting my photos of compression shape wear in albums of sorts from various online shops – shops I’ve liked, shops my friends like, shops I’ve not even heard of (which I’ve no idea how it lands onto my newsfeed).
And I’m tempted. By the allure of having a seemingly slim silhouette simply just by clicking on “add to cart” followed by “confirm order” in just under 1 minute.
The online shops definitely know how to get me thinking about a purchase. “Just in time for CNY”, the words shout out big & bold. “Look slimmer by 2 sizes”, another promised. Gaaah, I’ve headed down this road before. I got myself a compression abdominal wear just weeks after the delivery in a bid to compress ’em post partum fats and I think my roadblock was needing to be diligent in wearing it consecutively. I gave up on the compression shapewear faster than my jamu post natal slimming wrap. And even the latter lasted for 8 hours and 1 min. Indeed I kept to my promise to the lovely masseur that I had worn the nicely woven cloth wrap for more than 8 hours without spilling the details.
It’s the last Sunday of Jan and it’s unbelievable how the 1st 31-day month of the year is almost coming to an end. I feel somewhat unproductive yet pleased with the ideology that the feeling of time fleeting by could be a possible indication of how occupied I’ve been (you’ve all been through “slow months” before, so I’m sure you know what I’m talking about).
I went out last Friday and bought a “budget book” for myself. While I knew I could have saved the money and track expenses on a spreadsheet I guess I just wanted to make myself pay for something cute enough to look at and a reason to start jotting every penny in. I would like to save more in 2013 and God Willing, be able to realize the big birthday trip project that we’ve been planning since 2 years ago in 2014!
Lastly, saying a prayer for speedy recovery & lots of positivity to surround a dear friend and her mom. I take a lot of things in life for granted and it’s unfortunate how it’s only when something hits close to heart that we start to realize & appreciate the littlest things in life.