The beginning of each year is always a time of reflection. People make resolutions. Crave change.
This year, I acted on something that I've been thinking about doing for a while. I stopped wearing make-up. [Gasp!] I want to simplify my life, which means my closet, commitments and routines.
Now you may be wondering, "Laura, how the heck did this all come about?" First of all, jeez, it's really none of your stinkin' business. Nah, just kidding. It really started with my nieces.
I always work to remind them they are beautiful for being themselves. Whenever I visit them, they LOVE watching me put on makeup and beg me to put some on them too. And if I ever say, "No, you don't need makeup," they are quick to point out that I don't need either. Or they ask, "Well, why do you need it?"
Hmm. Why indeed.
I guess I always wore makeup because that's what you do. You want nothing more than to wear it when you're young. Then it becomes a part of the routine. My skin is imperfect and I need it! But why does my skin have to look perfect? Everyone knows it's not. Why do I care? These are all things I needed to ask myself.
And if there was ever a time I wasn't wearing any, my first words if I saw someone were, "Sorry, I'm not wearing makeup."
Ugh. Staaahhhhhp, Laura. Check yourself.
So, I'm done. I'm embracing my face, my skin, myself. Just the way I am. I'm not chained to makeup but I'm also not chained to not wearing makeup. I do what I want when I feel like it.