Lookin’ Good!

26 Sep

What up party people!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!  As you can see, I got my hairs did tonight.  This is my Lady Gaga look as my husband calls it or The Capitol look as my fellow Hunger Games geek friend, Minus The 46, called it.  Either way it means bliss to me!  I am a hair person.  I have had my hair cut and highlighted every 6 to 8 weeks since I was about 15.

By no means do I think I have perfect hair.  It can and does have a mind of its own at times.  I do take great pride in keeping it well maintained though.  My husband once asked me during one of my “my stupid hair won’t cooperate and I am going to throw a brush through a wall, rip my hair out or stay home” tantrums, why it was such a big deal for my hair to be “perfect”.  As I thought about why it mattered so much, the answer was really quite simple.

I hated my body and everything about it.  My hair and my face were okay.  So, as long as my makeup/face and hair made me feel like I looked good, then I could handle presenting the rest of myself to the general public.  My hair is very much a security blanket for me when it comes to having self confidence enough to be in public.

I have noticed lately though, as I become increasingly comfortable in my own skin,  that I am feeling more confident.  With confidence comes a renewed since of pride in my appearance   I want to be all smooth skin and lotion, freshly plucked eyebrows, and freshly styled hair.  I want these things, not to make me feel good enough to step out the door, but because I feel good enough to walk out the door.

You see the more I am taking care of myself, by eating healthy foods, and exercising, the more I want to take care of myself in other ways.  It is rather contagious…feeling good about yourself.

I think it is really important for us all to feel good about ourselves, so we will want to take better care of ourselves.  As I sit here with a moisturized face, plucked eyebrows and fresh new hair do, I want to challenge you all to do something for yourself this week.  It does not have to cost money.  Take time to do something that will make you feel better.  Go for it and pamper yourself.  I know you deserve it!

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,

5 Responses to “Lookin’ Good!”

  1. Carrie September 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Omg. I think we were separated at birth. Sometimes I read your blog and think that you have been reading my diary all these years! Keep up the amazing journey! Mine is going slowly but it’s going! – 16 pounds since I’ve moved here. Slow but steady wins the race!! Always positive thoughts for you :):)

    • chirpybleu September 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      Lol sister from another mister eh? Lol major props on the 16lbs! That is fantastic! Thanks for the positive thoughts and for reading. Glad you can relate! Hearing that makes me glad I share my ramblings!

  2. Denise September 27, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    I totally relate to what you just said. I’ve felt that way for a long time. If the hair and makeup are looking good than I feel pretty good about myself. Now is the time to feel good no matter what! Thanks for the inspiration! You are doing awesome and I will keep trying too. 🙂

  3. Melanie September 27, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    You are so right – the better you feel on the inside, I believe shows through on the outside. I too feel like that – I want to look as good as I feel (if that makes sense). I probably need to keep up better with the fresh eyebrows – haha. Mine can get caterpillary very fast:)

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