Throwing a baby shower can be as easy as you make it, or as difficult as you make it. In my case, I took on the role of planning, decorating, and executing my own baby shower. With the help of my mom and best friend, we pulled off a very intimate, themed baby shower. The theme, Woodland Friends, is the perfect fall theme. Decorations are easy to find, and the possibilities are limitless. All of which can be done on a small budget!
It has been 13 months since I *officially* graduated college, 10 months since I’ve given birth, and 13 months since I started my new job. Basically, an entire year since my life drastically changed. On the outside, I make it look like a breeze. I know this because people never hesitate to tell me how easy I make it all look. However, it is everything but. But, does anyone ever consider how I really might feel? I don’t want to self-diagnose myself with depression of any kind because I am not a professional. I do know, however, that there is something going on. Everyone knows about postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. Therefore, I do not feel like I need to mention that in this post. But what about post-grad depression? What is it, and how do we as college graduates deal with it?
Blah, blah blah. We’ve heard it before. For SOME strange reason, people believe that less sleep equals success. But in actuality, it means the opposite. Every day, without fail, I feel completely drained half way through the work day. There is no set time when it occurs, and food is not always a factor. I WANT TO NAP. At this point in life, I greatly envy my child, and everyone in pre-K and Kindergarten because they get to have nap time. Dear God, forgive me for all of the times I took nap time for granted. Unfortunately, taking a nap at work is a no-no; or so it seems. As if we millennials want another reason to be seen as lazy. However, in my college days, if I was facing a pressing deadline, or really needed to study, I would take a nap first. I always woke up feeling refreshed, and I’d crank out A (or B) quality work. My productivity soars after a refreshing nap. The question is simple, how do we get around being able to nap at work? Well, my friends, I am here to tell you why you should nap at work.
I am NOT a morning person! Just ask anyone who has ever lived with me, or worked with me, or is friends with me. Basically, just ask anyone. I am not a morning person. I think that is the main reason why I do not wear makeup to work. It is time consuming. I am not ashamed to admit that I wake up in just enough time to wash up, put on neat clothes, and make sure my hair looks semi-decent. The makeup tho? Nah… Because I am not a morning person, any little thing in the morning will set me off, and basically determine the rest of my day. Like, just don’t even talk to me before 11 AM. Therefore, it is very easy for me to have a bad, or not-so-good, day. I have been working on becoming a better morning person-a nicer person, even. That’s what you have to do when you have a full-time job. The tips that I follow to turn my day around have helped me tremendously. So, I’m here to share the wealth. Here are 5 tips to turn your day around