Growing Up Playing with Makeup
Like many young women, I experimented a lot with makeup when I was a pre-teen and teenager. My friends and I went off to the local drugstore and bought eye shadow in virulent shades of blue, green, and purple. We got lip smackers in soda flavors. We tried out different eye liners and mascaras to try to get dramatic and smoky eyes.
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I remember the first time I went a sleepover and saw my friend read in bed before we went to sleep. We were eight or nine and I hadn’t read before bed since my mom stopped reading aloud to me and my brother when we entered elementary school.
The overhead light turned out and my friend’s mom said goodnight and closed the door. My friend pulled out her book and turned on a flashlight.
I remember having my own internal lightbulb turn on.
“Brilliant! Why hadn’t I thought of that?”
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One thing I never thought would be a source of stress and dissension between my partner and myself? Mattresses.
But when you’re an insomniac with rods permanently in your back, and your partner likes soft and cozy beds, picking out a mattress is actually surprisingly difficult.
And then living with your choice? Even harder.
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In a lot of ways this is the year of self care. Skin care routines are considered political acts. Self care suggestions are everywhere. In a continuing effort to moderate my anxiety and OCD, as well as feel better physically I’ve tried a number of new things I’ve seen recommended all over the internet.
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I love to do lists. I have read a lot of to do list suggestions and how tos online–the ones that suggest you write down everything on real paper or in an app that is on your phone and laptop simultaneously; the ones that suggest you keep track of what you’ve finished or that you write every little thing you’ve done to demonstrate to yourself what you’ve accomplished; and so on. Continue reading “Worry Decluttering: Alternate To Do Lists”