On Friday, I had to do a deep dive into self-care.

Why so serious?

Because this week’s killings of Alton and Philandro hit me heavy.

And because I felt called to speak out and take action.

So I wanted to make sure that I was okay. And that I would continue to be okay. Especially because I am choosing to keep up with the devastating news and to take action in response.

So what did I do?

  • I canceled all my meetings.
  • I didn’t respond to non-urgent emails.
  • I took my kid to daycare.
  • I went for a run.
  • I ran a couple errands.
  • I saw my husband over his lunch break.
  • And then I took a nap.

I put my oxygen mask on.
So I can put on others’ oxygen masks.
Because it seems like the plane is about to crash.