Last week I wrote a post about my professional persona that basically showed me that what I’m really lacking right now is a big heap of self-care. I wanted to follow up with a little bit about the steps I’m taking to try to get over this hump.
Catch and Charlotte went shopping with me last weekend, and I was able to get some new work clothes that are less likely to need ironing (because ironing just isn’t happening) and shoes that are not flats. (And ok… I did get one pair of flats as well. But they were on clearance, and they were to replace my favorite pair that are totally worn out. I always get carried away at DSW.) Catch even walked Charlotte around in her stroller while I got my eyebrows done.
On Saturday night after Charlotte went to bed, I shaved my legs for the first time in I don’t know how long. It was a miracle. I used to shave WAY more often, but at our new house, the shower is SO tiny that you can’t even bend over with the damn razor and there’s nothing to rest your foot on, so it’s pretty much impossible to shave in the shower… that makes it MUCH more likely that my legs are going to become golden retrievers. (I am a redhead, after all.)
This week, those things helped me employ a bit of “fake it til you make it.” I wouldn’t say my heart is really in it just yet, but I can say that I feel a lot better when I walk through the door in the morning. That’s something at least.
Next week, my goal is to focus a bit more on being present at work and getting my head in the game. I don’t yet know what that’s going to look like, but I’ll let you know how it goes.
And finally, a gratuitous cute baby video just for the heck of it. Caution – she is learning to squeal at the top of her lungs.