*Special thanks to Sesame Gifts for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own*
If I’ve learned anything this past year it’s that sometimes you’ve got to just TREAT YOU SELF! 2015 has been an absolutely AMAZING year so far. I’ve been traveling like crazy, I LOVE my job(s)(getting paid to do something I love, aka write, is seriously the BEST thing ever), Simply Sinova is reaching new milestones every day and most importantly, I’m happier now than I’ve EVER been (I think my monthly Disney trips have a lot to do with that!) I’m so HAPPY I didn’t take the ‘traditional’ route after graduating in 2014 and settle for a 9 to 5 job (not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not the path I’ve ever wanted to take.) Instead, I’m rolling the dice each day and living my dreams. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was six, a film critic since I was seven and a screenwriter since I was eight and there’s NOTHING that’s going to stop me from achieving my dreams. Back in 2013, when I started Simply Sinova, I NEVER would have thought that this little blog would be the thing that not only gave me the stepping stones to purse my dreams but something that would bring me so many opportunities and so much happiness! It’s hard to go against the ‘norm’ (especially at 23) and sometimes I think people (my friends included) dismiss my hard work or don’t really understand exactly “what I do” (I’m a social media coordinator, freelance writer and blogger by the way. Which are THREE SEPARATE jobs. I just wanted to add this part in, because some people are getting confused and thinking all those jobs are the same/aspects of blogging. No, my full-time job is a social media coordinator and freelance writing and blogging are like side jobs.) All that aside, the only thing that matters is that I KNOW how hard I work and that I’M PROUD of myself for NEVER putting my dreams on hold. So to congratulate myself for all the work hard I’ve done this year, I decided to follow the advice of Donna (aka Retta) from Parks and Recreation and treat myself!
If you’re a long time reader than you know that I’m obsessed with snail mail and getting packages, which is one of the reasons I LOVE Sesame Gifts! Sesame Gifts gives you access to thoughtfully hand-picked and hand-packed gift sets made for every occasion, right from your mobile device, tablet, or computer (talk about convenience!) They definitely take the challenge out of gift giving. They track down the best products from reputable brands, ensure they’re the best of the best, and package them into a memorable experience. Sesame gift sets are packed with thoughtful, unique products that you’ll be excited to give your friends and family (or yourself, #TreatYoSelf!)
Since I travel so often (I’m heading to New York TOMORROW), I decided to treat myself with the Bon Voyage set which comes with a Silk Eye Mask From ElizabethW (this will definitely come in handy tomorrow on my flight to NYC), Bon Voyage Notebooks by Rifle Paper Co (aka my FAVORITE company) and Minted Rose Lip Balm by Rosebud Perfume Co. I love this set (and Sesame) so much that I even decided to surprise my sister with a gift set of her own! I’m telling you, nothing feels better than treating yourself (and those you love!)