With the holidays now behind us, it’s time to take inventory of our personal finances; pay down those credit cards, save more money, map out a savings goal, etc. But, before I do any of this (except maybe the first one) I need to splurge on myself a bit. I’m in dire need of some really great shoes that will support many hours on my feet and walking.

And here’s where the splurge comes in; I found some highly rated shoes on line – Dansko – that aren’t inexpensive. Yet, the reviews are so raving that I feel these are the shoes for me and well worth the cost; they’re worn by nurses, doctors, and many professionals that spend 5+ hours on their feet on hard concrete. This is exactly what I’m looking for.

My current flats are causing my feet to ache beyond anything I’ve ever felt before; my ankles are creaking, my feet take days to feel better, and I almost can’t stand for longer than 5 minutes at the end of the day. I’m not 20-something anymore (or even 30-something to be honest) and my body just can’t take the abuse it used to or recover as quickly as it once did (yes, it really does happen to all of us. 🙂 )

However, since I waited until after Christmas to purchase my shoes, I’m getting a great discount by purchasing them through Amazon.com. So perhaps it’s not so much a splurge than a necessity.

Did you splurge on yourself this season?