This post is part of the 31 Days Writing Challenge, in which a group of writers post a piece every day for the month of October. If you’re interested in catching up on the entire series, click here.

I enjoy waiting for some things. Especially when those things are silly and make me feel good.

I have a theory that everyone has something that they really enjoy indulging in. Something that makes feel the their best self. Something that makes them feel like they’ve taken care of themselves, even if they’re crazy busy and really stressed.

My one thing is doing my nails. Even when I was working full time and in graduate school, even when Husband-Man was really sick, my toes have always been painted. Because when they’re not done, I feel like I’m falling apart.

So, when I’m waiting for my nails to dry, I feel like I’m taking a few minutes for myself. And that’s okay.

Day 16

Is there something that you do (or should do) for yourself?

2 thoughts on “Nails

  1. Victoria Wilson says:

    I am juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust starting to see the value in this kind of self care. For me it’s having my eyebrows waxed and (newly) hair done. I also like having a bit of lip gloss on. It’s the little things. I would paint my nails…if I could stop biting them!


    • Carla says:

      I’m glad that your trading time to do what you need for yourself! I myself am terrified of getting my eye brows done. Not for any good reason, except that I don’t enjoy pain.
      Did you know that they make nail polish to make your nails taste bad? I didn’t until recently.


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