1.25.2012

I Thought Today Would Never Come


Can I just say I am so happy that all of my applications are finished and have been sent?! When I signed up for the LSAT class last June, I didn't know that a crazy adventure awaited me. The hardest part is over (for now) and I can finally sit back and relax, and enjoy this little waiting game. I'm honestly not expecting to hear a peep until April and I find that this will ease my nerves if I keep my expectations low. I should also probably do all the things I love now since I most likely will not have time in the next 3-4 years.

I spent $188 on 2 applications since I could not get fee waivers for them. It sucks because I had to show my income and my monthly expenses, and as you know I do not pay rent and I had too much savings. I wanted to tell them that the savings would be gone soon due to buying real estate but I didn't bother. So I coughed up $188 and decided to just let it be.

Onto my next question, do you guys plan out rewards for yourselves if you reach a milestone?
2 years ago I told myself that if I took the LSAT I would buy myself a designer wallet, because I never had one (and I still don't). I also told myself that if I got into law school, I'd buy myself a designer purse. Obviously it didn't motivate me that much since I didn't do anything about reaching these goals 2 years ago.

Now that I have finished one goal and am onto the next, I really don't know if I want to reward myself with something materialistic. Yet, I think that I should remember these moments somehow. If I put money into a savings account, it would be a normal thing for me. I was thinking that I should invest in some great running gear to get back into working out. I've been going to the gym everyday this week and I've been feeling great.  I also don't want to spend a lot since I already spent so much on these applications.

Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks all!

13 comments:

tinysarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats girl!!! I submitted my M.Ed application about a month ago - SO much work that you don't expect. Celebrate that good feeling! xx

Newlyweds on a Budget said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

how about a cheap spa treatment or such? i definitely think you should reward yourself for your hard work! commemorate the moment : ) CONGRATS!

Sarah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh I think rewarding yourself is a great idea, though I confess I am no good at it. How about an small weekend getaway for you and the boy since you won;t get many chances once you do start school again.

Daisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats girl! Definitely reward yourself, you've worked hard!

Michelle P said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on getting all those applications in!

And you definitely need to reward yourself. But I know what you mean. I always tell myself that I will reward myself, but I hate spending money.

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on finishing your law school apps!! I'm in the process of submitting my MSW apps (got a VERY late start to them-- ah!) and am STRESSED.OUT! I bet you're SO relieved they're out & now all you have to do is wait to hear back. YAY!

June said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Erika!

Congratulations!!! Finishing anything is always nice but something about finishing school applications just feels so much more amazing - maybe because you've probably read and re-read and re-re-read it by then?

Anyways, if you're undecided between a materialistic reward and saving the money, why not go halfway and invest? You could buy a few stocks from a company you really believe in, or give a microloan to empower some rising female entrepreneur in a third world country. Just some random ideas! (:

shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOL I love all of your ideas. I mentioned a getaway to the BF last night to our college town which is only 4 hours away but he seems really busy these days so that's out of the question!

June, that's an awesome idea. I think investing in stocks in a company you believe in is really great. I currently invest in the company I work for (I truly believe in it and what they do) but I can imagine how nice it would be to invest in something else...I'll definitely think about that.

Another funny option I thought of was investing in funds for my little brother and sister.

The Happy Homeowner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations!! In lieu of however you choose to celebrate/reward yourself, make sure to soak in this moment and enjoy the confidence that comes along with crushing your goals and continually moving forward :)

My money, my life said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratz on being done! Those applications sounded like so much work, it must be a huge relief!

I'm probably in the minority in saying this, but if you have something materialistic that you've been eyeing for a while, that you know you'll love and use for a long time, now is the perfect time to buy it. I can see why you want to spend money responsibly and avoid materialistic possessions, but I also think we need to reward ourselves for a job well done, and I think finishing your law school applications is a huge task accomplished, so you deserve a (well thought out) reward.

Emmy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats E!
I think you should get a really pretty wallet!
I am on the market for one myself but they're so freakin' expensive.

shopping2saving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Heheheh I love Kim's and Emmy's suggestions but of course I haven't done anything crazy yet. I think I should reward myself after I actually get in somewhere, and I will definitely update everyone if and when that happens!:) A pretty wallet sounds amazing though Emmy....

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