A very long time ago the good people at Money Supermarket gave me £20 to spend on something that would make me feel great. You know, like when you find some money down the back of your sofa or a fiver in your back pocket of your favourite pair of jeans. I think they call it ‘life’s little wins’.
Since I got sent that money I’ve been trying to wrack my brains on what I could spend it on. My first thought went to a new handbag.
See, back in Scotland my beloved Kelly Moore bag handle broke. The short one. Since then, I’ve had to retire it for every day use. And since then, in an effort to save some money, I’ve pulled out all of the other every day handbags I’ve got stashed in my wardrobe and been trying to use any one of them. None of them have done the trick, but I’ve settled on a mahoosive bag which just consumes everything I put in it. Not great.
So, new handbag, right? £20 could go towards a nice new handbag. I’ve been looking online and in shops for MONTHS for something new and I just can’t find anything!
Then I turned to Twitter to see what could be suggested to me:
@jainamistry a bottle of faustino 1. (may not feel awesome in the morning)
— Steve Nixon (@stevenixon) February 19, 2013
@jainamistry Acupuncture?Petrol to get to friends?A HAMSTER!
— Angelite (@Angelite_) February 19, 2013
@jainamistry – is it on a gift card? What about perfume, bath products, camera accessories or accessories for your laptop?
— Humaira Hassan (@humaira_kh) February 19, 2013
@jainamistry Chocolate. ALWAYS chocolate.
— Jina (@onepartchaos) February 19, 2013
All excellent ideas. Yes, even the hamster idea. The thought of spending £20 on chocolate made my eyes go insanely wide.
But in the end, I still couldn’t decide. Though, I’m storing these ideas away, like a hamster would food, and saving them for a rainy day.
The rainy day when I’ll need the £20 to spend on something that’ll bring a smile to my face. See, I’m pretty happy and smiley as it is now. But somewhere further down the line, I might just need a lift. Whether it be £20 worth of chocolate or a great bottle of wine.
So that’s what I’m doing with my £20. Saving it for a future rainy day. Sorry if it’s a bit of a cop-out. Knowing I’ve got a chunk of change waiting to be spent on something a little bit awesome somewhere in the future is a little win for me.