Small Victories

I painted my nails yesterday - I mean both fingers and toes! And I seriously feel like I need a round of applause! My life, especially this time of year, is a bloody circus! I skip meals, because I'm focussed on work deadlines. I neglect quality family time because I'm under pressure to not only attend events, but actually turn up looking like I've got my shit together. I survive on far too little sleep and I spend a lot of time telling myself to focus on my blessings, in the attempt to avoid thinking about all that other stuff that gets me down. You know what I'm talking about, because you do it too. All of this. We (and by "we" I mean women) overthink, overcompensate, over-everything, for the sake of our families, our jobs and our sanity. But every now and then, taking 15 minutes to paint your freaking toenails is a minor victory that needs celebrating.