Pop Quiz: Indulgence
For me summer is a time for vacations and to indulge myself. At different times in my life different things have been the height of indulgence. A week vacation away from everything, a well-made meal, and a trip to the masseuse have all been on the list, but recently I have found the thing that has expanded my list and bypassed all of those things. What is this thing that is more indulgent than a 100 lb box of chocolate and a gold plated diamond studded cell phone combined?
You will never guess.
Hiring a person to clean my house
Yup, that’s it. No longer is my Saturday filled with bathroom washing, dusting and floor vacuuming. I now, once every two weeks, come home to a clean house. This is one of the most wonderful feelings I have experienced in my life. There are no dog hair tumble weeds, I cannot write my name in the dust on my TV and the bathroom sparkles, and on top of all this it is repeating. It is not just a one-time thing before a party or as a special treat this is ongoing, and it is lovely. The only thing that I could think of that is more indulgent is coming home to a clean house and … dinner.
It is interesting to me how my perception of indulgence has changed over time. When I was in my 20’s I would never have appreciated a person cleaning my house. The height of indulgence was a nice warm bath, a good book and a glass of wine. Now as I approach 40 I still enjoy the bath, the book and the booze, but a clean house now that is bliss.
So what about you School of doubters what was the height of bliss when you were younger and what is it now?
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