I sit here disheveled-looking in a bath robe with pajamas. My hair is in a sloppy pony tail and I have bare feet. It's before 9:am and I've already gotten some work done made breakfast for my little son and sent my older son off to school.
This morning I saw a glimpse of my old self. I had to send a potential client a resume and didn't have a formal writer's resume so tweaked my old professional one.
As I read through about my accomplishments and my strengths, I saw myself in a business suit, make up and high heals. I saw power lunches with my Fortune 100 clients and business associates and I also saw fun lunches with the people I worked with and after-work parties as well. I saw myself come home at the end of the day and drop the briefcase and flop on the sofa because I knew I could rest and rejuvenate.
Today the work seems to never end and putting make up on or doing my hair is an occasion. I briefly missed my old life.
I'm sure it was just a momentary lapse of reason.
As I sit here with my squirming tot on my lap while blogging, I'm relieved to not have to listen to a boss who likes the sound of their own voice. I'm relieved to not sit in traffic or dole out almost $200 a week to a daycare center and I'm happy to be able to have creative license over my own brain.
But just the same, I think I'll post this blog and go do my hair and make-up and dress up a little to resume my day. I think that'll make me feel a bit better. I think a nice outdoor walk is in order for the day too.
Dressing a certain way an change your frame of mind above and beyond what it does for your persona.
Do you agree?