Post marital separation, a young professional gave herself a year to become her “best self.” No stone will be left unturned, no project considered too outlandish. Welcome.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
Putting on My Oxygen Mask
If you were in my living room with me right now, you would
notice I look something like this:
(Disclaimer: not actually me in this photo.)
That’s right, folks -- simultaneous clay mask and argan oil
hair treatment. I figured I should try to get into the game early. ‘Self-care’
and I are not especially well acquainted. I used to think that being a good person was synonymous with always putting others before yourself.
The series of crises in my life within the last year has taught me otherwise. Sometimes
the best thing you can do for the people around you is to carve out a little
time to be kind to yourself. It’s sort of like when you board an airplane and
they tell everyone to put their own oxygen mask on first -- if you actually do
it, you’ll be much more helpful to those around you because you won’t be
suffering an anoxic brain injury.