Yup, I have been VERY absent from the online world for about a week. It started involuntarily. Still struggling with this sinus infection, I didn’t have the energy to do anything but go to work, eat dinner and go to bed.
Then, something happened. I realized that the break from the digital world (as much as I could get from it) was doing me some good. Being bipolar, even reading news online and being exposed to negative things like Facebook means that I can suffer mentally and emotionally. So, I took a purposeful break.
I’ve actually been working on a side project for The Day Job. My hope is to build a database, present it to the powers that be and see if we can get it implemented. I’ve used a bazillion databases but this is the first time that I’ve CREATED one. Granted, I started with a template (although I worked from scratch for several days before it dawned on me to start with a template and then customize it) but it’s still new territory for me.
Today’s plan had been to spend the day working on this database. But, I decided that I need a haircut and a manicure. I managed to get the manicure but couldn’t get in for the trim. That sparked a “I need to do something about my hair” moment so I decided to bleach it. You see, several years ago, I decided to go from my natural blonde to a very deep red. I kept that color for a few years. But, a year or so ago I decided it was way too much upkeep and tried to go back to blonde. I was successful . . . for the most part. I still have some serious red streaks in the back. So, today I bleached it. It didn’t totally get rid of the red but I’m getting closer.
While waiting for the bleach to do its thing, I decided to do the Listerine foot soak. Which in turn made me decide I needed a scalding hot shower and to shave the appropriate places on my body.
I feel pretty much like a new woman. I’ve “washed” away the dead spot that I was living in. I often forget that self-care involves things that aren’t strictly necessary. It involves little luxuries and touches.
So, I’m back up and running . . . still fighting the sinus infection. But, I’m hoping that this new feeling lasts long enough for me to get back in the groove of life.
Peace, Love & Happiness
Hoosier Barn Chick