This year, though, I decided to forego having a birthday party and have a spa day instead. My birthday's so close to Christmas and often gets sidelined by snowstorms or holiday parties, so I decided to remove the anxiety of "will they show up? will people have a good time?" and just do something for myself by myself for once.
I didn't travel at all in 2017 and so I had saved up some money that I would have typically spent on a road trip, so I decided to book in for a 6 hour spa day at one of the most luxurious spas in town.
I ended up having:
- one hour facial
- one hour salt & stone massage
- full body scrub and lotion
- fancy lunch
Honestly, a real highlight was just being able to wear a big fluffy white robe for the entire day.
I have never felt so pampered in my life and while the price wasn't exactly cheap, it's definitely something I'd like to indulge in again some time (in maybe the not so near future as my bank account still needs to recover a bit).