It's the little things friends..the little things that make a big difference in life.
As a nanny, my work "uniform" consists of the following:
sweats + t-shirt
jeans + t-shirt
In the winter time simply add a fleece and boots and in the summertime add flip flops, that's it! I understand I do not have to wear these items of clothing but let's be real: I'M A NANNY. Fashion does not matter, make up does not matter, and how I wear my hair does not matter. The girls accept and love me no matter what I look like.
Well, this August will be two years nannying for the same family. Can I tell you something?--I feel kinda like a mom at times, and feel like I dress/look like one. To all of you mothers out there, I mean no disrespect by this, what I mean is all of my time and energy goes towards these little girls. Feeding them, dressing them, bathing them, playing with them, loving them..I do not give myself a lot of time in the mornings just for "me." Every morning I get my shower in but then I throw on my jeans, any t-shirt I can find clean (yes, even Adam's t-shirts) and I'm ready for the day. No makeup and air dried hair with the frizz, waves and all!
I've been noticing my confidence dropping a little after the girls leave (nothing drastic but enough to notice) and when my husband comes home from work and wants to go out I respond, "Oh goodness, just look at the way I'm dressed..my hair..my face..etc." He always assures me and tells me I look great. I believe he sees me this way and we do have a wonderful time when we go out, but I need to feel beautiful myself, need to feel confident myself. Adam deserves a wife who is confident and ready for whatever adventure he has up his sleeve, that is what intrigued me about him in the first place. Side note: Something pretty rad about my husband, he actually prefers me without makeup, for REALZ.
Well I woke up this morning and decided I needed a change. I needed to focus more time on myself! So today I woke up one hour earlier and I have a secret: It wasn't too bad. I took a nice long shower and even had time to shave my legs and use conditioner in my hair..as the title says, it's the little accomplishments. After my shower, I put on my "dress up jeans," threw on a cute top (p.s. this top has not fit me in a year and a half, hope it's still in style!), dried my hair, and..are you ready?--put on makeup! YES, I got ready for the day :)
My morning did not end here--I even had time to prepare a delicious Slim Fast shake, eat a banana (HUGE accomplishment for me, I'm a texture eater and a gagger..yea..) and a Fiber One chocolate granola bar as well as drink three cups of water! The little accomplishments in life..I am feeling pretty and my tummy is full!
Bring it on.
Life is good friends..what little accomplishments bring you smiles?