I’m slowly but surely (emphasis on the slowly) making my way through my 25 before 25 list!
Most recently I got a massage! My darling friend Susie (thank you!!) bought me this for my birthday before even knowing it was on my list. Talk about being on the same wave length. And though my birthday was almost 4 months ago, I just got around to using it.
Here’s the thing about me: I can never wait to open a gift. If someone sends me something in the mail and asks me to wait ’til Christmas Day or my birthday or whenever to open it – you can guarantee I will not wait. I might tell them I waited, but the truth is the second my hands touched it, it was opened. BUT when it comes to gift cards of any kind, I tend to hold on to them forever. So with the massage, I could totally have enjoyed it back in March but I wanted to wait til I really needed it and I AM SO GLAD I DID.
I scheduled my massage for the morning of July 3rd, which was just a couple days after moving everything into our new studio on the 3rd floor with no elevator (hello, jello legs) and also the first day of my four-day weekend! Can you say perfect timing?
The only other massage I had ever had before this one was the day after I finished my last final exam of my college career and while that one was nice, this one blew it out of the water. Everyone at Vida Organic Wellness Spa was so friendly and soft spoken. I seriously think that must be a pre-requisite to getting a job at a spa, which means I can guarantee I will never work at one!
Once I got in the room, my masseuse asked for problem areas and what I was there for. I told her I didn’t really have any problems but I just wanted to overall relieve tension and relax.
…You guys. This massage seriously changed my life. I’ve felt so different since it. I know that sounds crazy, but I really focused on my thoughts while she massaged me and especially focused on letting go of some of the emotional weight I’ve been holding on to. And by the time she was done I felt totally refreshed. Obviously I can’t add massages into my regular expenses because #nonprofitlife but I definitely want to try and get one every few months.
Seriously – I feel more relaxed even just writing about it.