Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget.
I couldn’t have been older than 8, sitting in my aunts house in Virginia when she looked me in the eye and said ‘Kelly, you like nice things’. I’ve never forgotten this statement, it seemed so out of left field, and yet so true. I do, I always have ‘liked nice things’. I’d rather save a little longer and buy a quality piece, one that I know will hold up and stand the test of time than simply buy something right then and there.
Sometimes this is a good thing, like in Interior Design school, when making selections. Sometimes this is a bad thing, like almost always the thing I want is priced higher than I’m comfortable paying! But I always do my research, I find out why it’s the best, why it’s better than the rest, and what the second and third place winners are. I (almost) always make an informed decision about whatever it is that I’m buying and I (almost) always feel good about my purchase after the fact.
I would actually love to pass this little quirk along to my kids. To teach them to value quality over quantity, the value of a dollar and what qualities make something a quality piece. So, in the end I count this statement as a good one. Thanks Auntie Ne’.