(hair, makeup and...very good lighting!)
Ever since we got back from our road trip a few weeks ago, I have been in major makeover mode over here. This past year, I have turned into quite a schlump! I swore I would never let that happen...but it just kinda' snuck up on me! What with moving across the country, keeping up with busy-as-a- bee toddler Tara...plus my art, blog, etc has left me ...pooped. Every day I would just throw on some old clothes and put my hair in a ponytail and get going. Well, after our little trip, I was inspired to shake things up a bit and take some major time out for me. A few things I have been doing...
*I got my hair cut pretty short (for me) a few weeks ago. It feels fresh and lovely...I love it!
* I threw out all of my old makeup...I don't know if any of you are like this but I keep makeup from years (and years) ago!! Well, out it all went!
* got rid of clothes I had not worn in ages. Things that are outdated or too tight or too baggy or just isn't me anymore.
* increased our morning walks...these hills over here are killer workout for the booty let me tell you! We just get up and go every single morning.
*declutter, declutter, declutter!!
* I am reading these 2 books over here simultaneously and...just totally loving it. They just serendipitously arrived right into my hands a few weeks ago! Excavating your Authentic Self is so supportive and inspiring and...an amazing read. It is deep soul work to go through these pages and allow my true self to show. Plus I am thinking about all sorts of things in new ways. Love!
*I am updating my wardrobe. Nothing too drastic or expensive...just a few things here and there that are beautiful and comfortable and...me.
One of the things I have discovered is that when I act on my intuition and listen to my inner voice...all sorts of synchronicities happen! One right after the other. Like just a few days ago, I received the new O mag in the mail and the whole issue is about ...makeovers!! Oprah says this "the inevitable truth is that we are not meant to look or act the same year after year. Growth brings new potential...and when you are open to receiving them, the possibilities keep coming." I absolutely feel that in my life right now.