So guess who's birthday was yesterday?!?!?! (and it wasn't mine) I always thought it was cool her birthday was on april fool's day... but that also came with a lot of frustration. Why the heck wouldn't the kids in sunday school believe me that it was my cat's birthday? Who the heck would make up a lame joke like that? Not this girl. Luckily we've moved on to bigger and better jokes as we've all grown up and everyone has stopped being suspicious of her birthday.But life in 3rd grade was a real struggle. A real struggle.
So this week I decided to do a no makeup cleanse. (lipstick doesn't count because it makes everyone happy and keeps your lips from being chapped)
On the one hand I felt like my skin needed some time to breathe, but on the other hand... I felt like I was becoming too dependent on it. In a world that categorizes nice eyebrows and perfectly winged liner as "goals"... I wanted to focus on inward goals.
I felt like my self confidence was becoming more and more dependent on how on point my eyeliner was or how blended my eyeshadow was. I started to think of my real face less and less as my makeupless face, and more and more as my made up face.
Saturday my best friend Caitie texted me out of the blue and said that she was feeling the same way and doing the same thing, without me even telling her that I was! We've supported each other this week every time we (I) wanted to cave. :)
So basically while I still love makeup and think it's fun, I never want to get to the point where my self confidence hinges on it. My dad always told me "never get to the point where you can't go to the grocery store without makeup on". And I never want to be *that* person that reapplys makeup in the middle of a workout class. (I've seen it before)
I totally encourage all of you to do it for at least a week!!!!