If any of you are like me what you hear when coworkers or friends see your nails is "Don't you have anything else to do?" or "I have too many other things that need my time." Some of them even ask how can spend so much on polish.
I love to ask them what their hobbies are so then I can say "Oh you golf? I bet those clubs cost a lot." or "Oh, you quilt? I bet that takes up a lot of time"
The point is that every hobby requires time and a monetary investment. Take what "non polish" people say with a grain of salt and realize that they too have their vices. I have shelves for my polish. They have shelves for their book collection or their teddy bear collection.
|This shelf holds less than half of my collection.|
They stalk eBay for their collections. I -- oh wait... I do that too.
They spend hours painting their model car. We spend hours painting our nails.
They can name every Beanie Bear in existence. We can name polishes by brand and color name.
My husband once made the mistake of asking me "Don't you have enough polish?" My answer was "Well, I thought about raising and showing horses again." Boy that shut him up. That was one expensive hobby. Although I loved it, it was a huge time and monetary investment.
He also knows better now that to complain when I want shelves or storage. Although he never built the shelves he promised... He knows that if he brings it up I will remind him of his room, and yes it's a room, full of baseball cards and memorabilia. He is generally supportive. He doesn't question purchases (Well the purchases that he knows about - a gal has to have some secrets.)
My point of this post is to help you realize that while our hobby may be different - it is still a rewarding hobby. After a stressful day at work I love to unwind by playing with my nail art. I completely zone out. I have an empty nest here now so the world of polish is my new baby.
Enjoy it and you are not alone.