It snowed last night, if you can believe it. It rained really hard on Sunday and most of the day yesterday, so the weather has been very interesting here. The weather could be contributing to my general blah feeling. Last week was a hard/emotional week. Since being laid off from my job in December (the notice was right after Thanksgiving), it’s been kind of difficult being home everyday, with minimal interaction with people, but knowing that I can’t just relax and enjoy myself. I’ve been diligently working at the job search, and hope that the perfect position reveals itself soon. It’s been a bit of a blow, but most days I am ok with the new turn my life is taking. Last week I think everything just got the better of me. One of the things I am doing for myself right now though, is working on keeping my energy engaged – by creating, and also by focusing on changes I want to make in my life. I’ve been reading Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons, and it really has been very helpful to me. One of the things she suggests is that you should always dress and present yourself as if you might run into your worst enemy. I realized that since being at home I have been very lax in my appearance, I mean most days I don’t leave the house, but even when I do – to run errands, go to the gym, etc. – I’m just throwing on clothes and no makeup. So, I have decided to make a concerted effort to put some energy in my appearance. I know it will make me feel better, and it won’t hurt either if I run into a potential employer or new friend, right? So, on Saturday, after a huge sobfest Friday night, I went to a friend’s bridal shower. Not sure of who I might run into there, I decided that it was the perfect time to dress myself and present myself well. As you can see, my red heels were in attendance. I received lots of compliments – directly and indirectly through other people. It felt really good, and I had a great time. Here are a few shots of the party…
There was cake and punch.
A chocolate fountain.
And lots of goodies for dipping in the chocolate – strawberries, grapes, pineapple, pink marshmallows, cookies and pretzels.
We all had a great time, and I know that the renewed interest in taking care of myself and knowing that my self-worth does not come from a job was jump-started this weekend as I stepped out into the world in my red shoes.