Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Simple Pleasures or Stop Shoulding on Yourself

Dear readers, today I'm feeling overwhelmed and stressed. I started a new job, for which I am grateful. But commuting has me worn out. How do people do it? How do humans go to work for years and years with long commutes and families to take care of? The human animal is extremely resilient. Yesterday I was 45 minutes late for work because I sat parked on the interstate. Today I was hit from behind by a man who carelessly did not make a stop on red. When I read on Yahoo yesterday that Cleveland is one of the three most stressful cities in the nation, it did not surprise me. Don't get me wrong, I love Cleveland. There are exciting artistic movements going on and it will be up to the artists in this city to elevate it. Stay tuned for future posts where I will be featuring some of the hip local artists.

For now, I know I should feel grateful, but I feel exhausted. There's that word. Should. I wish I could delete it from my brain. I know as a woman, I'm not supposed to ever admit to being tired and stressed. I should keep a smile on my face. As I walked by the homeless people at lunchtime, I thought I should give them some money. But right now, I need to take care of me. I am in dire need of TLC so I picked up a few little treats for myself.

Glittery nail polish and lip gloss, because a girl can never get enough glitter. The only thing better than a shelter magazine is taking a bubble bath with a shelter magazine. I'll be enjoying this month's House Beautiful with my favorite scent, grapefruit. This stash was about $18.00, but well worth it. For now I should relax. Tomorrow should be a better day.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I am glad to hear that you are working! Sadly stress comes with it. :( I hate driving anymore. You have to be so careful of what everyone is doing at all times. I save myself from getting hit everyday!!! I hope things get better for you. :)


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