I used to have a little obsession with buying purses, and I would hardly ever transfer everything from one to another, and I would never throw the old one out. One day I was sorting through my bedroom and I found an old purse that I had used for a night out, when I looked inside I was very surprised to find a five pound note and some coins... now this made me very happy because I thought I could never be one to forget about money, but I did. This was certainly a 'life little win' and definitely gave me a spring in my step that day!
To celebrate life's little wins, Money Supermarket conducted an experiment that was all about feeling good. Secret cameras were put into a busy dry cleaners and they told customers they had left a £20 note in their pocket to see how they all reacted. This was filmed and it's a pretty good watch, see it here! To carry on with this feel-good feeling, Money Supermarket has given me and a few others bloggers a very fun task. Each blogger received £20 to spend on anything they wanted, however it had to make ourselves, or other people feel good.
I got extremely excited about this and started compiling a list of things I loved doing that had the feel-good factor. I thought about baking cakes paired with homemade lemonade, I also thought about buying a new item of clothing, or beauty product, but when it came down to it I knew exactly what I was going to spend the money on. I never believe in myself, or life for that matter. I have had my struggles, and for years I have been thinking of ways to encourage myself out of this mind set; thus I decided I would do it in the form of a tattoo. Yes, a tattoo! I have wanted this tattoo for years, but had always seen it as a bit of a waste of money when I needed to spend it on practical things like rent and food - and even then it's scrimping with Sainsbury's basics (typical glamorous student eh?). This little win in the form of a free £20 note made me feel so happy because I knew it would cover the majority of the cost and I didn't have to worry about budgeting the money for something else.
So here it is, my new tattoo. It reads 'believe' and is actually written in Meryl Streep's handwriting. Because the tattoo itself wasn't very creative, I wanted to make it individual to me, and you all know how much I love Meryl and how she has helped me, unknowingly, through several life disasters, I thought it would make a nice touch to remind me to always believe in myself, others and in my dreams.
So thank you Money Supermarket, I will always think of this life little win when I look at my wrist, and you will never know how happy I am to have finally got it.