I've been to Seattle quite a few times. And I visit the Pike Place Market and original Starbucks every single time. They're just too good to pass up.
Each time I walk through the market, I stop at a specific local vendor. He sells whimsical t-shirts and sweatshirts, and there's one that caught my eye the very first time I saw it over ten years ago.
It has a drawing of some coffee mugs and says:
When it rains, we pour.
I think it's such a great phrase for Seattle.
And for me.
Every year, I visit the same stall and contemplate buying myself a sweatshirt. And every year, I talk myself out of it.
It's too expensive. They run really big. I don't wear things like that often enough. They're out of the blue color I really like.
And every year, I leave Washington wishing I'd bought one.
Before I even got to Seattle a couple weeks ago, I decided this was the year. I was gonna buy one. I even told a friend, because I knew saying it out loud would help seal the deal in my mind.
When I got to the market and found the vendor, I still wrestled through all the reasons why I should probably not buy one.
But I eventually walked away with a sweatshirt I've wanted for over a decade.
My friend Mandie was with me, and we spent a few hours together downtown. Mandie is an incredible photographer, and she'd offered to do a photo shoot with me.
The weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun wandering the streets of Seattle. I felt pretty awkward being the only person on the opposite side of the camera, but Mandie worked her magic and took some great pictures. I so appreciate that she did this for me!
Now I'm sitting here thinking about my tendency to talk myself out of buying something I want.
Does anyone else do that?!
What was your last "frivolous" for-you purchase?