All dressed up and no where to go

One of the things I was most excited about, working from home, was the change of uniform:  Yoga pants, all day everyday.  No need to get up at 5 am every day to put on my professional attire and perfect my makeup and hair.  Just scoop my hair in to a ponytail and run out the door.

I had a conversation with my husband a few days ago about why I like my job as a server at a local steakhouse so much.  Is it really because I like what I do or the people I work with?  Do I like it more than being home with my family?  I thought, hmmm, I guess I just need the adult conversation after being home with the kids all day.  But as I forced myself to put on real clothes the other day, I realized that a huge part of why I like it is the reason to get dressed.  I’m a creature of habit, and having a uniform to wear and a purpose for looking professional (hair and makeup) makes me feel good.  I know it shouldn’t matter what I look like.  My kids and husband love me with or without being dolled up.  But I enjoy walking out the door feeling professional, and it’s something I miss greatly about working everyday.  I guess its a good thing that I only have to do it twice a week as opposed to 6 days a week.

So, here I sit, on a typical Monday dressed for my billing job in my best yoga pants and a smooth ponytail.  Throw in some lime green, fuzzy socks and my Monday uniform is set. 🙂  But I will look forward to the weekend when I dress to go out again.