Often I look at my calendar, my to do lists and my wish lists and wonder how in the world I get anything done because there seems to be so much to do! Every day I work hard as a mother, a wife, a youth minister, a friend, a blogger and more. With being a mom, often times you don't get a thanks, recognition of your hard work, a pat on the back or a raise. Most of the time I don't even want those things. All I really want is to be able to slow down and take care of myself.
Many moms would spend this time taking care of themselves by going shopping for a new purse or shoes, going to the spa for a facial, a massage or a manicure. Others just want a quiet afternoon on the sunporch with their favorite tea and a good book. Not me.
If I was going to reward myself for the hard work I do as a mom, wife, youth minister, etc... I would find a good desk complete with my laptop, my iPad, my calendar, a notepad and a few Disney books! I want to be rewarded with uninterrupted time to research Disney and write new blog posts!
Most nights after the boys are in bed, I'm on the couch with my laptop. I'm online looking at Disney sites, reading and commenting on other Disney blogs, chatting with other Disney friends through social media or reading Disney books. If I have a trip to Walt Disney World planned, I'm thinking about that trip. If I don't have a trip planned, I'm trying to figure out when I can get back to Disney!
Raise was launched on a quiet evening on February 2nd, 2013 as a marketplace devoted exclusively to buying and selling gift cards. The platform empowers consumers to increase their purchase power so they can give themselves a raise, and the name is a positive, uplifting way to refer to savings. Shoppers can buy discounted gift cards to save on everyday essentials, and sellers can earn cash for otherwise unwanted gift cards to spend when, where and how they choose. (History of Raise.com)
So, after all that... how would I reward myself or give myself a raise for all the hard work I do? I'd go to Walt Disney World, or buy a Disney Gift Card for my next vacation! :)
How would you reward yourself for all your hard work? I'd love to hear in the comments!