Getting all dressed up every day is usually out of reach for me. Most days I am on the run. I get dressed in the dark, grab my kids and spend the rest of the day on the run. It’s safe to say that most days my appearance isn’t magazine worthy. But there are other days when it totally is. I appreciate the opportunity to pamper myself and get all dolled up for an adult night of fun. The awards gala at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit most recently provided me the perfect medium for my love of dress up.
Now by excited I mean by the result, not all the work it takes to get there. After a busy day of seminars I was still left with the daunting challenge of getting kids to the sitter, getting make up done, curling my hair, throwing on a dress and doing it all without breaking out in a cold sweat. As a working mom I will say that the challenge can almost make just staying at home easier. But easier is not always better. As a working woman it is important to play dress up every once in a while. It is a great reminder of not just who we were before the kids and responsibilities but who we are, our core. We all deserve to feel like a princess every once in a while even far after the dream of a fairytale life has ended.
So with the running and curling and rush I walked into the gala still in rushing mommy mode, but once I walked it I finally received the fruits of my labors. Looking amazing has a funny way of making you feel amazing and the walk you walk when you feel amazing is a must in every woman’s life. Not just the walk but the talk as you see yourself as your best self, even if it is just superficial. And as people do their second take wondering if you are the same hectic business woman they saw earlier, you can do an internal victory lap. Sometimes you may not have it all or be Wonder Woman but at least you look great faking the funk.