Topic: Do you think you maintain a good balance of making yourself happy while making other people happy?
Excuse me while I laugh at this thought. One of my friends told me that I didn’t even have myself on the proverbial ‘to do’ list. I’m trying to change that. I got a haircut. It wasn’t to donate my hair. I got my eyebrows waxed. First time in around 7 years. They need done again. Would be great to have a time to run and get it done. But trying to keep a toddler captured is just impossible. Maybe in the spring?!? Maybe if the weather stays good right at Christmas I’ll be able to do it while my hubby’s on vacation. Now that would be awesome!
I bought myself a couple of pairs of pants earlier in the year. All 3 of them were clearanced out, but they fit! Well, they did then. Now they’re too loose! But I did shop for one pair on my own, it took 2 hours, but I did find one pair. Being short and round is not pleasant, ya’ll, even just ‘sort of round’ is not pleasant. Especially with short legs. Silly clothing makers.
Anyway, I would say I expend most of my energy on making the kids and my hubby (and anyone else I happen across) happy. I occasionally think about something that would make me happy, candy, a certain food, or a project to do, but the last is a lot more rare. I tend to buy something and it takes months to get to it, but eventually I do and it makes me feel good that I finally got some time for me.
I derive a lot of joy from seeing my kids happy though, so, maybe it’s selfish to make my kids happy? It’s the gift that keeps on giving.