1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

4. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

5. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

6. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

7. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

8. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

9. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

10. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

11. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

13. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

14. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

15. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.

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A self care list. I’ve been working on this. I promise it’s worth it.

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Beautiful Sunday minus being in so much pain after pulling a muscle.

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My two back to back 8 hour shifts weren’t too terribly bad. Friday was my first time opening and they were pretty shitty about it. I was cleaning the light fixtures on the ceiling yesterday and pulled a muscle in my back. My right side hurts like hell today and Jeff is being a dick about it because he had to watch Chloe yesterday. It must’ve slipped his mind that I’m with her all day long except for when I’m working. I’m ready for him to go back to work on Tuesday.

Can we just talk about how cute my kid is?!

mamatomywildflower Thanks lovey, I definitely needed some luck today.




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Tomorrow is my first 8 hour shift at my new job and I’m not feeling ready at all. I got home about an hour ago and I’m too tired to care.

I had dinner at my Moms and fed Chloe a tater tot and she got choked up. That’s probably the most unhealthy thing I’ve ever fed her and of course it ends in calling 911. She’s pretty good at bringing food back up but she was turning purplish and I knew she was struggling with it and it was tuck in her esophagus. It finally went down by the time they got there but it totally freaked my poor Mom out. Usually hot dogs are the only food that kids with TEF absolutely shouldn’t have, but even though I broke the tater tot into pieces it’s still too chunky. Good to know though. Poor Chloe, can’t ever get a break.