I always loved the “It’s Okay” section in Glamour magazine (I think?). Occasionally we need a reminder that our actions are not life-altering. You can come back from anything.
In case you missed it, here’s the first installment of “It’s Okay…”
To have a bad eating month. We move. We survive hurricanes. We start new jobs. Routines and meal planning aren’t always doable.
To treat yourself. You shouldn’t have to justify picking up a new lipstick or pair of boots at the store. You made it to Friday. Celebrate that.
To get out of an unhappy relationship. You can’t stay with someone because leaving would hurt someone’s feelings. What about your feelings? What about your happiness?
To leave a job you despise. We all have bills to pay, but, if you can swing it, find something else. Walk out. We’re not our parents and grandparents: it’s no longer common to work at a business for 30 years and leave with a padded retirement. Stability is (mostly) a thing of the past. It’s okay to try on different hats to find the one that fits.
To not like pumpkin spice lattes. Guilty. I’ll take all of the other pumpkin-flavored goodies, though.
To wish summer would last longer. I’m always excited for fall, but know winter is close behind.
To put money into your blog/social media. Facebook and Instagram are forcing our hands lately. If you want to be successful, you have to spend a little, too.
To sleep in on the weekends. Hangovers are rough in your 30s.
To have multiple cups of coffee in the morning. Whatever gets you out of bed.
To not discuss politics or current events on your blog or social media. We all need a break. Let’s stop with the pressure.
To not be okay. Life is tough, friends, and you’re allowed to express that. Whether you’re dealing with health or money issues, relationship troubles, work stress, or you’re bored out of your mind after Irma, it’s all valid. Hard is hard.
And, again, let this serve as a reminder to give yourself and those around you a dose of grace this week. People are struggling – it’s okay to let things slide.