I'm currently trying to get myself back to a good place financially, so I've been working multiple jobs that keep me out of my house 7 days a week, with zero time to enjoy the simple things like the nice weather we've been getting. However, there was a networking brunch with the Atlanta Chapter of Black Bloggers United that I took off for on Saturday, and both my jobs were closed on Easter Sunday, leaving me with a full weekend off from work to do whatever it was I wanted. Excitement doesn't come close to what I felt!! This has never happened in the last few months of working lol. So believe me when I tell you all I really desired to do was run the city rampant. However, I was too exhausted to do that but still enjoyed myself nonetheless. And the thing is, both days didn't consist of much. On Saturday, I spent the day with friends at brunch soaking up the sun. I met new people of all different walks of life with one similar interest – blogging. It's so great to be in the same environment as like-minded individuals, and bottomless mimosas make the atmosphere that much more fun. Sunday was spent with family; Alyssa and I have been friends for so long that her family has accepted me as their own, so since I've been in Georgia, I spend all the holidays with them. After church, we went to Grandma's house for a family-filled dinner, with nothing but good vibes and even better food. Who knew something so simple could bring so much joy to my life?
Now as I sit here and reflect on the past couple days, I understand how simple it is and how hard I was making this "self-care" concept out to be: self-care is doing things for YOU, taking care of YOU, living for YOU! The fact that two days of no responsibilities excited me the way it did goes to show that I don't do enough for myself. I've got to start setting some time aside for myself. And even with such a congested schedule, I have to make a vow to do so. Special note to all of my hardworking individuals (including myself): Go out, live life, have fun. Surround yourself with great company. Stop putting it off and take the time to enjoy your life while you can, because tomorrow isn't promised.