Yesterday I felt off. Something in me felt heavy and just when I began wondering why that was, I remembered, oh right- the world is a dumpster fire and I just had a baby! DUH. As I was driving home after a site visit I had an hour to kill, which rarely happens and usually I try to work out before going into “Mom Mode”. But yesterday I had no interest in working out, I knew exactly what I needed to feel better– a Target run. Sometimes Whole Foods is a good stand in for this, but Target really just does it for me. A whole hour in Target ALONE to just wander the aisles and plop things I absolutely don’t need into my cart and forget about the world and all it’s horrible problems. Debate? What debate? I found an amazing new candle! COVID? Nah, how about a fluffy monster costume that turns my four year old into a walking, talking stuffed animal?! Global warming? I can’t deal right now, but I CAN deal with the $35 faux fur coatigan I just got! I also have channeled some of my negative energy into Halloween decorating/celebrating and am trying to find ways to make it really fun for Henry since it’ll be unlike any year past and he loves it so much.
We can’t spend all day every day worrying about the world. It’s not healthy. And there is A LOT to worry about. So when you can find a way to check out mentally for a little while, DO IT. Reading is one of the best ways for me, but these little Target runs (which I just started doing again recently, I never went when the pandemic was at its height). For some it’s baking, or Netflix binges or spinning.
But for now, my Target finds, with commentary below. CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS.