It’s bed time. So why am I writing and missing a few extra minutes of precious sleep? Because I need some accountability.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the the concept of a time and a season for everything--the idea that I can’t do everything so I have to pick and choose what is appropriate for me to be doing at this time. One thought I had tonight as I was getting in bed regarded my personal appearance.
“Hmmm, one day when I have more time I will make sure I wear makeup and look my best every day.”
Sounds like a great idea, right. And then,
“It really shouldn’t be too hard, it only takes about 5 minutes more a day.”
I’m really fast, so it took me a minute or two to realize,
“Well, I guess if it really only takes a few minutes, why don’t I do it now?”
My answer in the past has been really one issue: SLEEP.
Somehow, an extra few minutes in bed seems so much more fun than a little eyeshadow and mascara. Especially when I wear scrubs and a ponytail almost everyday. When I am being splatted with blood and saliva on an hourly basis. When I am working with a bunch of guys I’m not trying to impress (at least not with my good looks).
But, I think I will feel better having a little more pride in how I present myself. I think Abe will appreciate it. And although I’ve spent years trying to avoid being high maintenance and to tell myself and believe that no matter how I look from day to day, I am the same important person on the inside, it doesn’t hurt to help yourself out. I read an article recently that also stated that women in business are viewed more negatively if they do not wear makeup, I guess because they come across as not caring.
So here’s where the accountability comes in. I am going to start with this week (gotta start small) and wear makeup (and maybe earrings) every day. I may still look like a scrub but it can’t hurt! And you can keep me to it.
Bring on the longer lashes and a little color. I’ll let you know if it makes a difference. Do you have any tips on making yourself beautiful everyday? I’ve never been very good at consistency in this department.