Ever get stomped down by your work week before it really even started? Like you just know it’s going to be rough for no particular reason. I’ve heard from a few of my girls that this has been one of those weeks.The only thing that really pulls you out of something like this is that you know on Friday you’ll be able to drop those work clothes on your bedroom floor and slip into whatever it is that makes you the most comfortable, be it ripped jeans or yoga pants or no pants (I’m looking at you, you know who you are). You can just chill with the people you choose to chill with and just be you. 100% just totally you. Yeah, you know what I mean, I can see it in your eyes.
What I don’t understand is why we wait until the weekend to be ourselves. Or worse yet, I hear it all the time from folks that they are waiting to do that crazy thing, whatever it is, when they retire. I don’t get it. I have a hard time adhering to it. I have a habit of being unabashedly me at the most inappropriate times and I think that this is exactly what helps me through weeks like this. I’ll slip on my GD tank top under my work sweater or wear my Hobi socks under my cute ankle boots. It helps. Or even better, I dyed my hair pink and shaved half of my head, much to the chagrin of my ever patient boss (did you know that I actually work for the government…they don’t like a lot of individuality in the hair and clothing department.) What I’m saying is that if you have the luxury of knowing a little something about yourself, you should let it out even when the personal appearance policy at your job doesn’t quite fit your mold or when the music you want to rock out to in the car with your co-workers on the way to a meeting is Korean. They will love you for it…or laugh at you. But loving and laughing are both good things so it’s a win either way.
So this week for Throwback (Musical) Thursday I am choosing Rap Monster’s solo song from 2015 Do You for two very important reasons. First, two of my 친그 in particular are having a rough go, and sweet Kim Namjoon is loved dearly by both of them (something about adorable dimples, a deep voice, and legs that go on for days). So this song and video are a soothing balm for both the ears and the eyes. Second, the message is pretty important for everyone. I think it will make our work weeks a bit more palatable if we embrace ourselves a little bit and start showing the rest of the world who we really are instead of just saving it up for the weekend. Do the F*ck You Want.
Rap Monster, Do you