Yesterday, my colleague told me that she and her husband are going to have a kids-free evening at home – the first in a very long time. I asked her, if she's already keeping the bottle of champagne cool. She answered, that she indeed had some champagne in the fridge, but she didn't have anything to celebrate. Isn't a kids-free evening as good a reason as any?
In fact, we as muted glamourists, but glamourists nonetheless, believe that there's always a reason to celebrate. That reason is YOU.
As we go on with our busy everyday lives, dropping off the kids at school, walking the dog, shopping for food, heading to the yoga studio or the next café for a well-needed update with our friends, we tend to forget what really matters in life: To enjoy ourselves! We might pay for that expensive gym in order to take care of ourselves, we might also listen and talk to our friends as a short retreat from busy work- and home-life, but we still often forget to take the time to breathe and be present and to truly celebrate ourselves just because we're pretty awesome. Yes, we are. You are. Selflessness is a good character treat, but you should never forget that you're worth as much attention as your best friend or anybody deserving in your eyes, really.
If you don't take care of yourself, who is? If you don't want to depend (only) on others to do that for you, the answer is YOU. Life is to be lived and to be enjoyed, why would there otherwise be such an abundance of beauty in the world? There might be much pain, as well, but that doesn't diminish all that is good. In order to be able to keep doing what it is you're doing, be it taking good care of your family, being a responsible colleague, a good listener to your friends or working for a greater cause, you need to be happy and healthy. So, put some music on, light a candle, invite your bestie (or just yourself) and pop that bottle!
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Jen is a life artist, writer and biochemistry engineer on a cabin crew adventure. She loves mixing cocktails and being an advocate for timeless, personal style, striving for a simpler, more intentional life without compromising quality and glamour.
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