Man, how is my vacation over again?! Do I REALLY have to return to Initech again tomorrow? Blah!
So I’m back from my internet hiatus, back from New Jersey, and back from my vacation. I headed home for an extended weekend, and left my computer and cell phone charger at home. The computer was left at home on purpose…the charger, not so much. But I unplugged for a few days, and it was a wonderful and relaxing few days.
During my break from Initech, though, I managed to head to a day spa for some R&R. I headed out with my old college roommate for a manicure, pedicure, and massage. She found an unreal Living Social deal and we decided to splurge and indulge in a little pampering. Everyone deserves a treat every once in awhile!
Here’s a fun fact about me: before this week, I had never had a manicure, pedicure, OR massage. Crazy, right? Not really when you know me. I’m not a “pampering” kind of person. I don’t dress up a lot, and there’s never been a moment where I’ve thought, “Man, if only my nails were professionally done right now.” That’s just not who I am.
I’ll admit, though, I was excited to try all of these things, and all at one stop. The manicure and pedicure were definitely a fun experience, especially the always stressful decision of picking your nail color. Wild, safe, unnatural, natural? In the end I feel my color choices reflect who I am…a natural pale pink on my fingers, that go with anything and is considered a “safe” choice. A bright purple on my toes, that shows my wild side, but only if I’m willing to show you my feet 🙂
The massage…wow, the massage. First off, I hear a lot of people tell me how the first time they went for a massage they were nervous to have someone else touch them when they had little to no clothing on. Maybe I’m crazy, but I had no problem with that. I’m not Girls Gone Wild crazy, but I’m comfortable enough with myself and my body to care less if someone else gives me a massage. And I LOVED every second of it. I had this moment mid-massage where I was afraid I was going to fall asleep, and my only concern was to not fall asleep and start snoring. How awkward would that be? I would be the one who totally did that too. 🙂 So I laid there and thought over and over again, “Don’t fall asleep…don’t fall asleep…don’t fall asleep.” It worked. No naps, no snoring, no awkward half-naked moments. A successful massage!
Now that I’m relaxed, though, it’s time to head back to work for another long work week. I am loving all these days off, but it makes me want to return to work even less once my vacation is over. Anyone want to donate to my retirement fund? I bake cupcakes 🙂
Have a wonderful week. Go get a massage. Embrace your inner wild-child, strip down, and relax!! It’s such a wonderful feeling.
See you soon,