Megan is a devoted wife, mother of four children of various ages, a photographer and the one in charge of cooking, cleaning and providing a family taxi service. Her pottery wheel is where she says, “I go, daily, to reclaim my sense of self.”
To the casual observer Megan and I are completely different. She’s tall and slender, never wears makeup or nail polish and is very quiet. I, on the other hand, am short and curvy, rarely seen without mascara and a red manicure and can be quite vocal. We live vastly different lives.
Yet we strongly agree on one particular topic; the importance of self-care.
Whenever I am with a group of women, the conversation inevitably turns to busyness. It seems we have forgotten how to relax and have fun unless we schedule it on our calendars, and we reach the end of most days totally drained. We know what we should be doing, but life gets in the way, and we put our own self-care at the bottom of our to-do lists instead of the top. Sound familiar?