My yoga studio has a program called the 100 Exclusive, which offers some pretty amazing deals for the first 100 students to sign up. I had been eyeing the deal of $75 a month for unlimited yoga since my first week at the studio, but kept debating. At the time, I had just bought a month unlimited and was unsure of whether it would even pay for itself. (I don't know if you've figured it out yet, but I tend to be non-committal to certain things...)
Anyway, my month ran up last week and I spent the next 7 days going back and forth. Although it may not seem like a lot, right now, $75 is an investment for me financially. It's 3 nights out to eat; its 3 movies (ugh, I hate even saying that); its chairs for our neglected balcony; its 3/4ths of a day at Disneyland. I've been trying to be better about "impulse" shopping, and allowing myself to sleep on something before buying it, regardless of what it is. I slept on this for SEVEN days. SEVEN!
I finally decided that I was going to let the universe guide me with this. I was in desperate need of some restorative, so I made a plan that I'd go to restorative Tuesday night, and on my way in, inquire about the $75 deal. If it was available, I'd sign up. If it wasn't, I'd buy a series (way less of a deal) and chalk it up to the fact that the universe did not deem me ready.
The owner was actually working the desk when I arrived, and I introduced myself. I asked about the deal, and he said there was just a few spots left. I immediately signed up, and we began talking about the studio. I mentioned that financials are all relative, but $75 a month is definitely an investment on my end, but I felt really good about it, and I was committing. He gave me a high five and said, "you are going to see a return on this investment throughout everything in your life." And it is 100% true. It may not be instantaneous, and it may take practice (after all, that's what yoga is) but it will certainly come back to me in ways I probably can't even imagine. That's what an investment is after all, right? Something you will see results from weeks, months or years down the road.
For $75 I'm on board to see just what those returns are.