As I sit here at 5+ months into transition, I am realizing that self-care is so important, more important than I realized. This is what I’m doing to take care of myself as this goes on.
Donna Cano (wonderful human being) has been asking what time I go to bed and what time I get up. She also asked “if you only live 15 minutes away, why do you get up so early?” And the question hit me. Why am I waking 2+ hours early when I don’t live that far away? And my scrambled eggs aren’t that
So here’s what I’ll do… I’ll start going to bed a bit earlier, then move my wake time to 3:45. Something like that.
I’m eating better too. Granted, I’m looking for more ways to prepare eggs, I just know a carb-heavy breakfast no longer works. With oatmeal, I’m looking for more food within a couple hours. With eggs, I can wait until 9.
I am impressing upon my dad that we don’t need to go out as much. Every time I go out, it’s chicken fingers. For days. Fried food can’t be all that great every day.
Yes… more water. Why can coffee and wine go down like a heavy kid on a see saw, but getting my water intake is a bummer some days?
Self-care means no added responsibilities at this time. At 5 months, nothing is settled in my head, so that means not taking on anything new at the center (or with Gender SAFE), this means not seeking a new job or promotion at my current one, and it means no grad school at this time. I’ve decided that if I do go, I take the part time route and finish in 4 years.
And self-care means seeking appropriate physical touch. Tonight, my stylist at Mia Bella hugged me like she meant it.
There’s more, I’m sure…