Everyone Deserves A Day Off
Yes Everyone, Including You
Yesterday I gave myself permission to not give a fuck!
I removed my superwoman cape, and It felt great to not care about or cater to anything or anyone except myself.
The kids, the guy, the weight of opinions, my to do list, work. None of that mattered.
Yesterday, I chose to be selfish.
I went thrifting because searching for hidden gems brings ME joy. I allowed myself to get lost in moments. I bought myself flowers and wrote MYSELF a love letter.
I ended the day in my silk robe, black lace and mesh nightgown, my fuzzy teddy bear house shoes, two bottles of my favorite red wine and a carefully curated series of NPR Tiny Desk concerts.
Yesterday was necessary. Yesterday recharged me.
Today I woke up feeling refreshed.
I feel wonderful. I now have the energy to give a fuck!
(Black Coffee is a Detroit-based writer, and mother of two. She works with the city of Detroit Department of Workforce Development to train, upskill and advocate for hard to hire populations.)