Permission To Celebrate

Kelly Kissane

Amy and I started Milestones because we wanted to see more women celebrate reaching their health and fitness milestones.  Too often, we as women don’t look at our own achievements in the same way that we look at the achievements of our friends, children, husbands and co-workers.  We do a great job cheering for others but how are we doing cheering for ourselves?  We set goals, we work hard to reach those goals and then we go on to the next – often without acknowledging what we’ve done, or how far we’ve come.  Amy and I have set out on a journey to change all that.  We’re here to help you celebrate reaching your milestones!

Part of how we are doing this is in the products that we’ve chosen to carry.  First, we’ve chosen high quality, handcrafted items. We want you to surround yourself with the best because you ARE the best.  A handmade gym bag isn’t an extravagance.  Rewarding yourself with a handcrafted, artisan made piece of jewelry is a way to acknowledge your worth.  Not with material things but by surrounding yourself with reminders that you are worth it.  You are the best, you are quality, you are impressive, and you chose to celebrate your achievements in a mindful, intentional way.

Another way we are here to help you celebrate your milestones is in the way that your order arrives at your door.  Special occasions require special attention – attention to detail.  How much time do you spend at the holidays putting the finishing touches on the gifts, the decorations, and the house? Why do we spend so much time choosing wrapping paper, ribbons and bows?  Why do we place so much importance on the outside appearance of the gifts?  Because we, as women, know that presentation is everything and that a beautifully wrapped gift makes the recipient feel important and valued.  The way the gifts look from the outside also helps to build excitement and anticipation.  It’s a way to extend the experience and enhance the occasion.  That’s what we do with your celebration Milestone gift.  Each item is individually wrapped, with layers of coordinating papers, twine and pretty accents.  Next they are pieced together in a way that’s pleasing to the eye, and are tucked neatly into their place in the basket.  Next the top of the basket is covered and tied with a beautiful ribbon – giving you another layer to unearth and enjoy. All this is done to make you feel important and valued, and to build excitement and anticipation.  A true reward for reaching that goal.

Next time you crush a goal, reach a milestone, do something amazing, we hope that you will also give yourself permission to celebrate!  Permission to cheer as loud and as long as you would if it were someone else’s accomplishment – maybe even louder!  Let’s work on that…