Mayim Bialik struggled to spoil herself after ‘Big Bang Theory’ finale

Mayim Bialik’s “Big Bang Theory” days are behind her. But the actress is still trying to celebrate the long-running sitcom’s success.

Bialik set out to treat herself with jewelry or a “fancy watch,” thanks to some store credit left over from gifts she said “didn’t suit” her. But when she was asked by a salesperson which pieces she was interested in, the choice suddenly became complicated. 

“I simultaneously felt caught off guard and under pressure,” Bialik recalled in a post on her lifestyle website, GrokNation. “I had never considered buying something expensive to commemorate the end of the show. It just wasn’t on my radar. I also felt like I had to conform to some notion of what is expected of TV stars when they finish long runs of a show. I was clueless.”

The actress eventually recognized she was used to buying nice things for others but felt uncomfortable doing the same for herself.

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“I realized that the end of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is a big occasion. It really is,” she wrote. “I just finished nine years on a show that changed my life. I let myself think about how it might be nice to have something I could look at to remind me of the show.”

In the end, Bialik found a compromise. She did buy herself something nice — or somethings, rather. Instead of getting one expensive item, she bought a few reasonably priced pieces: a ring, three bracelets and an “M” necklace. But she got a few fancier presents for loved ones, too. 

“I don’t know that I got over my hesitation or distaste for buying myself fancy things. I still feel weird about it if I’m being perfectly honest,” she admitted. “I decided to work this muscle of kindness to myself—which isn’t my baseline. It’s a muscle I don’t flex a lot, but I do have a sense of accomplishment about trying something new while still remaining true to myself.” 

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