30 Day Challenge: Day 2 – Also, Red Lipstick

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Day two of the 30 day challenge is DONE! Go me!

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And now I’m going to spend a little bit of time talking about some changes I’m implementing in my life. As I’ve said in past posts, I’ve started wearing lipstick more often. And, in fact, I have now started wearing RED lipstick more often. I really want to be the kind of woman who can pull off red lips. I already have bright orange red hair, and I’ve been told more than once that my wardrobe is not normal. I embrace this about me. In fact, I noticed that the way I dress has become kind of lax, so I’ve been making more of an effort to look put together. I cannot WAIT until scarf season is once again upon us. And now that I have my boots, I feel quite sophisticated. I’ve become truly inspired to make sure that every day, I look like I’ve put effort into how I look. I am growing out my hair, and I’ve started curling it so that it doesn’t just lay there limply.

So, wearing red lipstick will just take this a couple steps further. There’s something about wearing red lipstick that puts forth an energy of confidence. And there’s no way I can skip make-up if I know I’m going to be sliding on some red lips, you know?

I love the direction my life is heading. I often struggle with anxiety and depression, but when I wear the red lipstick, I find myself smiling more often. I interact with people more. I don’t try and hide. And I like that.

What I’d really like is to find that deeeeeeeeep red matte shade that was worn by almost every woman everywhere in the 50’s. If you know of a good one, let me know.

And yes, day two of the challenge was also completed with the red lips.

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Motivation Friday, Posted on Sunday

I had every intention of posting on Friday evening. I had the whole thing planned. I was going to make a quick dinner and let the kids have some Minecraft time while Mommy blogged.

But then I came home to a power outage that lasted until their bedtime and we wound up going to the local Mexican restaurant to take advantage of THEIR power and ability to cook food. The kids and I had a good time, but the whole fiasco wore me out and I didn’t blog.

Ugh.

However, I now have MORE to blog about! I was going to tell my experience in boot shopping, but now I can add a description of date night, too! So, woo!

My favorite inexpensive shoe store chain finally released their fall collection of boots, and they have an “extended calf” option. I decided that I was going to go check it out after work on Thursday. I tried really hard to not get my hopes up. In the past, even the big calf boots wouldn’t zip up unless the whole back of the boot was made of elastic, and that, in my personal opinion, looks yucky. If you have a pair of these and love them, more power to you! I’m glad! They’re just not my cup of tea.

So, I set out for the shoe store. The kind store clerk got the boots I wanted to look at from the top of the shelf and I muttered, “I just want to try them…they probably won’t work for me.” Pre-self-depreciated mode was activated!

I put my foot in the boot. I took a deep breath and reminded myself that there’s always next year to try again. And… Continue reading “Motivation Friday, Posted on Sunday”