"Of the three I’ve worn, this black pearl is the most personal.(...) It’s a reminder not of one trip, but to take as many trips as possible.When I wear it with jeans and a sweatshirt or slippers and pajamas, I feel fancy. Turns out the years of discovery aren’t behind me. I can look at something old and familiar — the back of my hausfrau hand — and find a dazzling surprise of my own design.My proposal to self: Don’t count on anyone else to bring beauty and adventure into my life. The kids are grown; my time and money are my own. Do what I want to do. Go where I want to go. Buy what I want to buy. Be engaged by myself."
Gorgeous and inspiring piece from Modern Romance on the importance of buying jewelry for oneself.