I was going to write about my outfit, but instead I need to rant a little. I love to read Refinery29, but sometimes I forget the primary readership is college and high school students. I commented on the article about fancy nail designs that they are great and I can't wait to try some on vacation, though I don't have time on the regular for it. Someone replied in a condescending way that I should do it while I watch a movie.
Right. I don't have enough time to decorate my nails and wait for them to fully dry, so of course I have plenty of time for movie watching (please note my sarcasm). Someone else chimed in helpfully that their "BFF Mia has time!" Good for her, and I mean that.
That being said I also work all day (out the door at 7:30 in the morning and not home until 7pm) and like to cook, spend time with my boyfriend and friends, and blog, all of which I only have a limited amount of time to do after my long day of commuting+working. I would much rather spend that free time on the weekend with my friends or out doing things. Sure, I paint my nails from time to time and I wish I could do it more often but frankly, its the sitting still and waiting for it to dry that makes me feel like I'm wasting my limited free time. Multi-tasking and nail-art do not mix and I don't want to get nail polish all over my computer if I blog while waiting for them to dry. I've tried this and it ends in disaster and nail polish on my computer screen, keyboard, and somehow in my hair. Just painting them a solid color can be a daunting task that gets put off time and time again in favor of clean and neatly groomed.
Today someone paid me a great compliment, "Your work-life balance is impressive." I appreciate that more than they know because I am thoughtful of it. I work smarter, not longer in my work and personal life. I'm choosy in how and with whom I spend my time and I draw firm lines between work and not-work. There is very little bullshit, seeing my friends and family and boyfriend means a lot more to me that having fancy fingernails. Sometimes its fun and I feel pretty but only when it doesn't interfere with anything I deem more important. Plenty of people think my blog is a waste of time, but then where would this rant go?
My comment was meant to be a little cheeky, but nice nonetheless because the ideas are great. It was more in the vein of, "I'd love to do this when I've got a little free time, thanks for the tips."
The replies were meant to be obnoxious.
Sometimes the Internet makes me so annoyed. I shouldn't even waste my time thinking about this. Maybe then I'd have time for a movie and a nail-art sesh! (Yea, I'm rolling my eyes)
Part of this is coming from the fact that I'm in the middle of a big work decision and my stress level is at an all time high. Throw a neverending sinus infection on top of it and you get an incredibly irate Kallie. Blogging, reading online mags like R29 and commenting is my place to think about something else. To just immerse myself in something completely "other" from my job is a teeny break in the daily routine. The problem is the frustration I feel when people think they are being cute or helpful when they clearly know nothing about me.