Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (Imagine I just read that sentence to you in some crazy announcer voice.) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.
It's been a while since I did a #TransparentTuesday post, or any post of real emotional substance for that matter. My “When Life Gives You Lemons” update is about all I can keep referring to at this point – I've got a case of teh major life sucks right now. I'm a control freak, and when things are completely and utterly beyond my control, I freak out. Commence freak out. Not trying to be intentionally vague on you – I'll write about it when I can/when it's comfortable.
Anyway, I was saying to a friend: I can't think of anything to write. I have major writers block. Outfits are easy, so I guess I'll keep posting those.
But that phrase, “outfits are easy” struck me as funny. Outfits are easy, but getting dressed can be hard.
base image from Darwin Bell on Flickr
I'm a creature of habit. Interruptions in routines really throw me off. It jerks me out of that autopilot mode that many of us operate on throughout the day, and makes every action (like getting dressed) that much more exhausting. Suddenly, waking up – getting a shower – putting on makeup – drying hair – getting dressed, it seems so hard. Sure, I can put an outfit together without a problem. It's the getting from the crumpled pajamas and bed head to the polished and presentable that is hard right now.
To help fix this, I'm practicing the art of perspective and gratitude. I don't have Ebola. I have a roof over my head and work that I love. Things could be much, much worse.
So with that being said, my focus as of late is getting dressed. It seems to make the rest of the day a little easier.