The Process of Getting Ready for the Day


I am not a morning person. . .but when working for the other office, we were offered flex time. As in, I could come into the office at 7:30 each morning and be done and out the door by 4. Of course, I also had a ten minute commute. . .

While my office here doesn’t offer flex time (and oh how I miss it!) the longer commute makes me want to hit the road early so I don’t have to sit on the one interstate that gets me to downtown. Missing the traffic snarls and the random bow up and stop for no reason makes it worth getting up early. And road rage to a minimum. . .

Since I am not a morning person I have resorted to taking my shower at night. I may have baby fine hair but this stuff retains water and refuses to dry, at least quickly. So at night I take a shower, pull my hair back in a pony to let it air dry for a bit. Before I crash into bed I dry the mess I call hair and it looks quite scary with random curls.

After begging my alarm clock (aka hitting the snooze button) for just a few more minutes I jump up to brush my teeth and see what attitude my hair may have that particular morning. Then the fight for finding something, anything that will cover the expanse that is my poor body (and cursing the fact that I love sweets a tad too much) I get dressed.

Now in the past few months I will admit to not trying to put myself together. A little powder, mascara and lipstick along with running a brush through my hair and I would hit the door.

I looked like a hot mess. Something that my friends and my mother would shake their heads at; but when it comes to not being happy with how you look, well, you forget that you have to try.

So thanks to Shy, I am working on making an effort. I am actually putting a little foundation on before the powder and surprise of all surprises, a little eye shadow! The one thing I am in love with at the moment? The White Wash stick from Mary Kay. I am a Clinique girl at heart, this sensitive skin has a thing for the line. But since I was introduced to Sephora (oh my, I could spend hours in there) I have picked up various brands to use. I love my bronzing powder I got from Clinique but most of the year I am pasty white and it doesn’t look right. Enter Nars with a bronzing duo I can use year round.

The White Wash stick is awesome though, I am not sure what it really does but it adds a bit of depth to my eyes. And when you wear glasses all the time, you need to do something to make them pop behind the frames.

The best part of actually making an effort? I can get this all done and still be out the door by ten after seven! On my way to Sonic! And while no one really sees me during the workday I find that I am sitting up a bit straighter and a spring in my step.

But I still have issues with the morning though. I like my sleep. . .

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