Put Your Mask On First

Put Your Mask On First
Dallas Trinity Groves Bridge

I was suprised to see that my personal assistant, Google, actually had a definition for what I refer to as me time...


time spent relaxing on one's own as opposed to working or doing things for others, seen as an opportunity to reduce stress or restore energy.

As a woman who desires to have it all, it is very necessary that I take time away to replenish the account that is debited from all day by my family, my career, and other duties as assigned. On my most recent flight from a conference that I attended in San Diego, my co-workers and I had enjoyed a nice glass of wine prior to boarding the plane. I was very relaxed and in tune with the flight attendant's instructions to put my mask on first in the event that we had an emergency. Then, as I was recently reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington she mentioned the same analogy in her book. If we do not put our mask on first, we will have anything left to give anyone else. This is why we must take time out time for ourselves as wives, moms, and career women to have me time and not feel guilty about it!

This is where I fit in my spiritual worship/meditation time, long showers or bubble baths, burning candles, indulging in a good glass of wine, time spent with gal pals, and getting out & about to have some fun.

Dallas/Fort Worth has a ton of great places for me to explore, so I look forward to sharing some of my favorite go to spots with you!