I wish I could say this day popped like pink champagne, but alas, it was a doozy. Even still, there was a highlight - a moment when I looked at this self portrait, taken on the side of the road in the sweltering heat, and I almost didn't recognize myself. Finally the smile felt real. I could sense an inner glow. And I realized the self care rituals were working.
Don't let anybody tell you not to take time for yourself. Time heals, but only if we treat it with respect and fill it with healthy habits and true intentions. Give time some love. See what happens.
PS I must give a shout out to @johnhattonmalta for the bouncy waves. He's a hair genius! This is day 2, with no hair dryer, just a wash after hot yoga and some @artifactskinco hair oil. 🙌🏼