Such motivation to stop biting my nails!

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I have to confess that I have probably the worst nails of anyone my age. For as long as I can remember, I’ve bitten them and it’s become the most awful habit. I don’t bite them when stressed, etc…….it’s just ‘my thing’. And most of the time, I don’t really think about it but when I’m with others, I do tend to clench my hand to hide my nails which are pretty much half way down the finger tip. Well, today, I have been given the most fantastic motivation to finally break this habit….a voucher for a luxury spa manicure from a friend. Whilst I’ve tried to grow them in the past, I’ve rarely got beyond one week before caving in despite trying all sorts of things but having this voucher with the July deadline is like giving me a carrot to motivate me…..and wouldn’t it be great if I could grow them for the short cruise I’m going on at the end of May. I’m going to put this voucher somewhere I look all the time. And I’ve taken a ‘before photo’ today which I’m far too embarrassed to post right now but hopefully I can do a ‘ta-dah’ moment in July when I’ll reveal all! However, I’ve just been playing around with the photos on my iPhone and, not being the most technical person, I’ve just seen that you can add text to photos. So I’ve now marked up today’s one with ‘Day 1 nails’ and I might diarise my nail journey on Twitter with a few updates on here too!

What I’m SO astounded by is that this friend, who I know through my husband’s work, wanted to do something to help me with my list and I can’t tell you how touched I am. It’s honestly so thoughtful and truly out of the blue. And, even better, I get to meet up with Claire for coffee or even in the salon when she gets hers done too….so I get to share this experience. Claire, thank you!

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