Since my last post I’ve managed to find some me time and things for my personal sustainability. It’s only been a week, but I’ll take it.
- I went to church for the first time voluntarily in 8 years (I’ll blog about that later).
- I’ve managed to wear make-up every day which makes ME feel put-together and pretty.
- I’ve worn a few dresses but the cold ass weather had other plans. Today I’m wearing one of my favorite dresses over a pair of tight jeans (yay for no work dress code)
- My hair is THRIVING!! I realized I put so much effort into developing a wash day routine, but not so much of a daily routine. So I’ve been making a point to moisturize, seal nightly and my hair feels like butter. No more broken ends. I also did a clarifying wash last Saturday (it’s been too many months), as well as a protein treatment (never did those before), and my hair is positively luscious. Maybe this is the answer to my hair woes.
- I’ve been listening to music on my way too and from class and it just does something to my soul. I was a blues singer in my past life, I just know it.
- When I’m sleepy at night, I just say fuck it and go to bed. Work will always be there and if it’s not ready for tomorrow, I’ll figure it out in the morning.
I pray that I keep up these changes. This weeks challenges continue to include makeup and dresses and planning “me” time during the week. My additional challenges will be
- Getting my lesson plans submitted before Friday (they’re due on Wednesdays but baby steps)
- Writing and/or blogging more
- Doing my grad school reading over the weekend
The students are getting ready to go to their first period class so let me get off my computer. Just in case you’re worried that I’m neglecting my duties, we have “breakfast room” from 7:15-8 where the kids literally eat breakfast and do morning work. We don’t talk to them, they don’t talk to us. It’s a chance to get our brains settled and ready for the day. I’m going to start incorporating meditation into this time before October is over.