Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Keeping Up Appearances

I used to try my darndest to always look put together.  I shaved my legs every day, even in the dead of winter.  I didn't leave the house without my hair and makeup done.  I was raised to be a Southern lady and that's what I did.

I never felt like I was particularly successful at it.  I always felt like I had a run in my stockings and lipstick on my teeth.  But I made the effort.

Nowadays, I have decided that it is ok for my outsides to match my insides, for my appearance to look as frazzled as my mental state.  Consequently, I have been going to work with no makeup.  No one seems to have noticed.  But I have had a lot more time in the mornings for reading and relaxing.

I'm not sure what the lesson is here.


rlvd said...

hi there :) I stumbled upon your blog from your 'adoption' tag in interests. My hub and I are waiting to adopt domestically. It's nice to read your perspectives; thanks for sharing! oh, and I like your bravado hitting the workplace sans makeup ;) I love the times I feel confident w/o it, but then it's when I see pictures of myself that I feel insecure :(

JemJam said...

The lesson is "screw society." Really, why do women wear make-up? Well, I might wear mascara when I go to Omaha this November to keep up with all the pretty.

Please, make a post about why women wear makeup and I want pictures...

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