As a business owners, it's important to create financial goals, commit and treat yourself when you achieve them. I usually do this by travelling or buying myself something on my wish list!
2018, happened to be a tough one for me. Between a growing business that was becoming more demanding, health issues and fertility struggles tied in with an emergency surgery in November, I didn't think I was going to make my goals.
Until one day with only 6 weeks left in the year, I decided enough was enough. I was no longer going to focus on what I couldn't control. I hustled harder than I ever had before and what seemed impossible (especially given the holiday season) turned into my reality.
I met my goals. And for a few days - couldn't believe it.
Shortly after that, I purchased my dream handbag - a beautiful YSL.
I was kind of shy about sharing this story. I felt superficial, and vain - purchasing a designer bag to make me feel "accomplished," but I also know how much this handbag means to me - it makes me feel like I could take on anything.
It's a piece of my history that I can look at and be reminded of how strong I truly am and what I am capable of regardless of what lemons are being thrown my way.
To others, it may just be a designer bag but to me, it's so much more. And that's ok because who cares what anyone else thinks - as long as you know who you are and what you can accomplish.