My personal style has change a lot over the past several months. For the better and it has really done an overhaul on how I am thinking and feeling. I should start by giving you a little back story though. Over the course of the last 12 years I have had 6 children. Now I love and cherish each of them and really love having a big family. However because time was at a premium and I stopped working and I am sure many other things, I stopped doing things for my appearance. I stopped doing my hair, I would wash it, comb it and cut it but that was it. I wore loose clothes with socks and sneakers. Even jeans were saved when I went out in public. I gained weight. I stopped wearing makeup. This all was gradual and I was not sad or depressed, just lazy. I wasn’t working outside of the house, I had a husband, my life was fine. I not really sure what happened to me to change this. But this past spring I was in a funk. I was unhappy and miserable. So I made an appointment with my hair dresser, in secret, went in with a picture of pink and told her I wanted it cut like that. I also said I wanted a two step color. I thought when I told her that I wanted red with blonde highlights and showed her the red swatch she was going to fall over. I promptly went home and put on makeup.
This did a world of good for my self esteem.
My dad then had a stroke a couple of weeks later. I was traveling up to see him and help my mom. My parents are very into appearances so I made sure to have my hair done, makeup on and dressed just right. I didn’t want to make them feel worse, did I. This also got me into the habit of getting it done.
This also had a ripple affect. I went through my closet and pitched everything that didn’t make me feel good. All the dowdy and matronly clothes, even if they fit. That gave me a good reason to head to the thrift and pick up a couple of “new” pieces.
It has been several months and I feel wonderful! As simple as it sounds this cut and color have changed my whole outlook and given me new confidence. I have since bought some new make-up and started wearing it differently. I have also decided to go back to school and Monday I will be starting classes. I can’t wait!
Do you ever do anything just for you?