I celebrated my birthday in August and was given two gift certificates, one for an hour massage and facial and the other for a pedicure. And I almost didn’t use them! You see, I was saving them for an emergency MTO, and last week I decided to use my massage & facial certificates at Lola’s Signature Touch. But everything in me was tempted to cancel on her!
Weird, but true. I didn’t have to spend the money – they were gifts. I obviously had the time because I made the appointment, and the kids were taken care of – a playdate with friends. So what was my problem?? I started to think of the loads of laundry I had to do, the groceries I needed to buy, the time away from my girls…But I stood firm, grabbed my keys, got in my car and just headed to Lola’s. And wow am I glad I did!
She first started with the massage – it was so awesome! Lola worked out every knot I had in my back. An hour turned into 2 hours. She gave me extra time without charging me extra, saying my body really needed it. Lola is also a mother and knows how the hustle and bustle mothers go through on a daily basis to run the home can stress the body. I am glad I had Lola to take my MTO with, when I was falling apart and had nothing else to give. I left feeling great and feeling beautiful. My soul and physical appearance were renewed once again.
More than anything, I am glad I just literally forced myself to go. I had to ignore those negative, nagging thoughts and remind myself that more than clean clothes and cookies, my girls needed their mother centered and relaxed. Taking care of me first better equips me to take better care of them.