Today I get to write about the best conversation I had this week. This conversation happened while I was at the running shoe store.
Me: "I am sooo sorry for having your drag out every pair of shoes you have. I'm probably the worse customer you've ever had."
Shoe Guy: "Oh no, you're a dream compared to some of my customers. I have some stories to tell."
Me: "Whew, I'm glad, because I really hate to be a pain. I am so sorry I just have not found the "perfect" pair of shoes yet."
Me again: "I am so surprised that I'm putting you through this. When I used to buy shoes....well any sports equipment, I would always just pick the cheapest pair or the cutest color. No matter if they fit or felt good. I'm always worried about things costing too much or looking just right...then I make the wrong decision and sacrifice myself and experience pain because I've made a bad choice and did not get what was best for me."
Shoe Guy: "Well shoes are not an area where you want to skimp."
After a few more boxes and try on's and a couple quick runs on their running track. I found the perfect shoes. They are white and lime green....not the perfect color and they were definitely not the cheapest, but they were the perfect fit!!
Today made me realize HOW MANY times I've put me on the back burner to save money or to look a certain way. I also know the number of things I did not do because I was not outfitted properly. I am so glad that I'm taking the time and spending the money, so I can get the perfect fit!!
How about you, do you sacrifice yourself to save some money?