Don't feel deprived, but....
I don't feel deprived, I am happy to spend all my time and money on my family. But I see that, that is not as good for me and my boyfriend is constantly encouraging me to take time and money for myself, for the things I want and as it turns out, need.
I've missed out on exercise a lot in the past two years, but with our Tax Refund we'll be getting a new Elliptical, so that will change. I've missed out on the normal girly hair, nails, purses, and outfit type indulgences, but with a new raise in pay, that will also change a little at a time. I am taking fun adult classes to pursue hobbies. I will be starting on my path to a Master's/Doctorate Degree next year , which will expand my career options.
This is why I don't feel deprived, but.....The "but" is because I never have felt deprived, but my boyfriend makes me realize that time for me is important, so I am going to take care of myself too, so I can be the best me possible for them. :)
Now if only I could get the baby girl to bed early so I can get back to my reading....lol ;)
Brande---Thank you! I miss that stuff too, but I'm working slowly back into it :)