I Want My Pajamas!
It was a rainy day and I had meetings scheduled closely together in scattered areas of Boston. Walking was out of the question. Traffic was murderous.
I was perfectly pulled together in my neutral heels, pencil skirt, basic white blouse, slimming undergarment, artfully placed belt, and tapered jacket (with the sleeves flawlessly rolled up just like a mannequin on display). I felt great!
However, as the day progressed, I began to feel as if I were on a challenging reality show for which I was totally unprepared. My favorite heels were stained, my GPS was leading me astray, and those stylishly rolled up sleeves felt like a straight jacket.
Toward the end of the day I caught a glimpse of myself in a hallway mirror. I was a mess! My blouse was bunched up, my skirt was twisted strangely, and my Spanx® were giving me a spare tire.
I felt deflated. My negative self-talk was getting the best of me. I even whined out loud in the car, “I want my pj’s!”
I beat myself up the whole two hour trip home. How could I teach this to others if I couldn’t spend one cold rainy day in the kind of clothes I was suggesting?
It’s just too hard to be pulled together ALL the time. Is it worth the effort?
I pulled into the driveway and my husband greeted me at the door. “You look beautiful today!” he exclaimed. And he meant it!
Those words instantaneously erased hours of frustration.
Is it worth it? You bet!!