Did you know that some people consider it selfish to take care of yourself? To do things that make you happy? To choose healthy meals and activities over fast food and sitting in front of the tv?
I reject that notion in the strongest possible way.
I don't think there is ANYTHING selfish about taking care of yourself - physically or emotionally.
But since some people - who shall remain nameless - consider my recent behavior to be "selfish" let me share with you and let you be the judge. :)
First... I made a bit of a change. Why? Because I WANTED to. Because it would make me happy! Because I was finally brave enough to overcome the voice in the back of my head telling me I'd better leave things "as is" or face the wrath at home.
Here's picture proof of my change (I know some of you saw it on FB already)...
No more long hair! I sat down in the chair and told my stylist to do this! She asked me about a dozen times if I was sure and each time I said YES! I have to admit when the first long section hit the floor my heart skipped a beat. But by the time she was done I was thrilled and the second I walked out the salon door and felt the fresh air hit the back of my neck I was IN LOVE with it!!!
"Selfish" act number two: I've been cooking meals that please me and what I feel I need to do to take care of my health. Examples... last nights dinner was red peppers stuffed with turkey smoked sausage, mushrooms, garlic, a little bit of salad pasta and low fat cheese; tonight's dinner was sauteed chicken breast with asparagus, mushrooms, red pepper and jalapeno. I figure since my ability to workout is limited with the new/old ankle injury that I need to be extra careful with my meals... which means we are NOT eating pizza regularly. Sorry dear family... that's just the way its going to be.
My final "selfish" act (for this post anyway): I spent most of Sunday afternoon with my friend Cassie... exploring the island and taking pictures of whatever looked interesting along the way. The weather was PERFECT and there was absolutely no way I was going to sit home and watch a certain nameless someone drink beer and watch tv. I was careful not to do anything that would further injure the ankle... though I did put my toes in the water... which felt amazingly refreshing!
Here are a few of the pictures...
What do ya think? Pure selfishness? Lol