I’m down to the last bit of packing for our move and I’ve noticed something. I have a ton of underwear. I only wear a fraction of them on a regular basis. I’ve mentally separated them into categories. Please tell me I’m not alone here…
There’s about 30% in the “everyday” group, 10% in the “please don’t let me get into an accident in these” group, and a whopping 60% in the “I’m channeling my inner Beyonce” group. Based on the numbers, one would think that I am Drunk In Love, right? But the reality is that I spend most of my time in my everyday undies. Since I work from home and spend most of my day alone, the practical side of me says, “Why bother putting my good underwear under these sweatpants?” But what the hell is the point of buying so many sexy ones if I’m never going to wear them?
Then I realized—it’s not just the underwear that I’m saving. My fancy china, my fine champagne are all being saved for a special occasion. I find myself wondering exactly what special occasion am I waiting for? I can count on one hand how many times I’ve used my china since I got it about 10 years ago. I’ve celebrated birthdays, promotions, anniversaries and so many other significant life milestones—apparently none of them special enough to crack open the many the bottles of bubbly that I’ve been collecting.
Then I had an “aha” moment! Everyday that I get to wake up with my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter is a special occasion. Having dinner with my best friends and family is a special occasion. The day Journey goes back to school after three snow days is a special occasion. I’ll bet if I think hard enough, I could find something to celebrate just about every day.
So starting today, I am vowing to have dinner in our formal dining room using the china at least once a month. I am going to use the champagne as an excuse to have my first party in our new home. And as for the underwear…well I’ll just keep that as my sexy little secret 😉
What have you been saving for a special occasion that never seems to happen?