It's amazing how quickly life passes by. In my head I'm still just a wee little lass with long blonde hair and gray eyes, but lately the mirror has been reflecting someone else. Someone much more grown up- and it's hard.
I understand all along, that aging is part of the process, but somehow I'm just relizing it. In my youth I thought I was invincible, like nothing or no one could touch me, I was free and on the go always. Never pausing to mess with skincare or make-up, sunscreen or wrinkles. never once stopping to think that I may have to pay for these careless years later down the way. And while there are certainly aspects of that school of thought that I still admire and carry with me, it's finally all starting to collide.
Lately I have been too hard on myself, wanting to hide yet desperately wanting to shine, picking apart every flaw and meeting myself with criticism and distrust instead of love. My body has done some beautiful and amazing things, and produced four of the most gorgeous babes I can imagine, it is strong and lovely and should be celebrated
So, I have decided it's time, if not now- when, really? It's time to make a change, to take a moment and learn about make-up, to mess about with my hair, to play-up my style. To paint my nails, and put on a pair of heels if need be. To wash my face and take care of my body. Drink some water, exercise and to remember that I am a woman- and it's a beautiful thing.
p.s.- In the past month I have been so inspired by Amber from Barefoot Blonde. She is crazy beautiful and has amazing hair tutorials and make-up suggestions, but it's mainly the emphasis she places on taking care of yourself that spoke so much to me.