Sometimes you just need a little adult conversation.
I had a meeting today… complete with work clothes, makeup and… gasp… contact lenses!
I got up, had a shower and left the entire morning routine to The Husband (with the exception of one poopy bum… but, well, you can’t have it all). I left the house carrying a briefcase and wearing heels. I even stopped for a coffee en route. I felt like a real professional. It felt great.
The meeting centred around ideas and creativity and professionalism and no one spilled their apple juice.
After that was done, I went to the gym. I felt energized and accomplished and had my best workout in months. I wasn’t dragging my ass as I normally do.
When I returned home, Little Dude and I had a great lunch conversation about zebras and elbows and I felt engaged and happy to be with just him.
As Little Dude approaches school I have been struggling with the idea of how, or if, to expand my professional life… considering work potential both at home and in the workplace.
This morning was food for thought. For today… working outside the house made me a better mother. Stimulating all those parts of my brain that don’t have to do with my kids, left me appreciating them that much more.