A Brand New Woman (For Now, Sort Of)



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

1 thought on “A Brand New Woman (For Now, Sort Of)”

  1. Hey there. I’m so glad you found the time and energy to give yourself some me time. It sometimes seems crazy how different I feel if I give myself time to have a leisurely shower, wash my hair and shave, or have a bath and incorporate a mini facial. Hope you’re beginning to feel better from your sinus and ear infections xx 🤧

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