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?