What I wasn't expecting, though, was for my self-esteem to take such a massive blow. I've had a job — sometimes multiple jobs — since I was 16. I had never been terminated from a job. I didn't realize it until this week, but I totally equate my self-worth by my ability to bring in money.
Even though I'm actively looking for full-time work, I find myself less motivated and staying in my PJs way longer than I would on a typical day. Frankly, I feel crummy if I don't get up, shower and get cute. So I have decided that I am going to make an effort to get up and wear something cute every day, even if it's just for my cat.
Sweet Elliott-boo. And my sister's evil cat, Audrey, creeping in the corner.
I went to TJMaxx and Maurice's* this week to get a couple of new shirts — how is it possible that I had no cute non-work outfits?? — that I can layer and feel good in. And I promise I'll start posting pictures every once in a while so you can hold me to it! I hope this will make me feel more confident, and up my productivity as well.
What gives you a confidence boost?
*Yes, I felt guilty for going shopping while having no full-time job. But Hubs is nicer to me than I am to myself, and didn't let me beat myself up about it.