Treat Yo Self. Enrich Your Life.


Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite shows.  And while Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson are neck and neck as being my favorite characters, Donna and Tom Haverford are close seconds.  Those two…are a mess.  But well put together, happy messes, if you ask me.  And I like that.  I wanna be like that–a well put together, happy mess.

I need to treat myself!  Or as I see it, enrich my life.

One thing that I admire about Tom and Donna besides their willingness to just be who they are, is their … self love.  Can we just admit that the two are just a little bit self-obsessed?  And now can we all admit that we kinda, secretly love it?  During the episode where the phrase “treat yo self” was coined, I sat there thinking, “Why don’t we all just treat ourselves on the daily?  Like, wouldn’t that make life just a little less shitty?”

So I decided to treat myself.  Or enrich my life.

I joined a few young professional groups in the area.

I started walking and drinking more water and eating less fat.

I cleaned, organized and decorated my apartment, now my home.

I gave myself permission to feel however it is that I’m feeling and come out better on the other side.

I gave up trying to make my daughter into who I wanted to be her to be.

I opened myself up and let a few people in.

I let go of the scarcity mindset and made my money work for me.

I stopped letting fear dictate my actions and inactions and started living by my desires and needs.

I became less selfish and more selfish all at once.

I know yall are thinking, “You did all that in a few weeks?”  And I have to be honest and say that I haven’t.  I wrote this list to figure out what I needed to do to “treat myself.”  What I needed in order to be the best version of me.  Now that I have it, I’m ready to roll.

Welcome to the Treat Myself Series.

What do you need to do to treat yo self?


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