I spend alot of time thinking about all the things I would like to do once we are debt free. Most of these include home improvement or vacation plans. Some of it includes updating existing purchases, or a few other smaller purchases that don't fit anywhere else (ahhhh...that highly specific MISCELLANEOUS category).
The one I don't really talk about (but do think about) is ME.
Like alot of women, I sacrifice the ME stuff for the sake of the family. G-man is great in the sense that he tells me go do what I want....but he also isn't the bill payer. I would love a huge shopping spree, but I don't. I do have a small contingency plan though. I have received cash bonuses at the holidays for the past two years, and I have a gift card to the Gap I got as a another bonus. All in total, $200 worth of "blow" money. I have been trying to lose weight, so I am saving that money for a shopping trip as I go into smaller sizes.
But clothes are only part of the dream. Actually, they are probably the least expensive part!
The big secret ME thing that I really want is electrolysis (blogs are amazing....you will admit anything!). I have a hormonal condition that has the unfortunate side effect of excess hair growth. ALOT of it. I spend hours and hours plucking and plucking, and never finish. I tried at home waxing, and am never successful. Tried bleach, then I just look like a chick who is trying to hide her beard.
I love waxing at a salon, but at $50 for just my brow, lip, and face....and it grows FAST, that isn't happening. I would have to budget probably $150 a month for just this. Nope. I save the salon waxing for special occasions (like when I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding 2 years ago).
Electrolysis would be a permanent solution. Granted, it would take several sessions. And I am sure that the short term look would be somewhat less than appealling. But in the long run to have a smooth face......that sounds so nice!
I have not researched this extensively, but am guesstimating about $3-5,000 for what I need done. I would LOVE to do my legs too if I had piles of money. I need to shave daily. Or I am a Sasquatch. I probably have spent this much money and then some just on shaving products.
I purposely don't post personal pictures on this blog so in real life people can't find me. So I am sure you must think I am some hideous fat, hairy creature. Putting my own self-esteem issues aside for a minute....I actually am not a bad looking gal! I did manage to find a guy to marry me (I guess that isn't saying much though....ugly people need loving too!).
But this little piece of me has started to really bother me. It has gotten significantly worse since having children. I guess all those pregnancy hormones really do have lasting effects. And my two failed pregnancies back to back REALLY did a number on me.
So....let's have it......what is your secret ME dream? Boob job? Tummy tuck? Sex change? What is that one thing that is entirely, 100% for YOU?