It was such a loving and liberating experience. It reminded me of a little saying I picked up from the amazing people at Beauty Redefined: "I am capable of much more than looking hot". Now, lest there be confusion, let the record state I am a "fashionista" in a lot of big ways. Creating outfits is a huge easy-access creative outlet for me. I am a sucker for whatever "they" are saying the latest thing is, I can never seem to get enough of buying new clothes, etc. But the numerous great things I've read over at BR have helped me re-evaluate what my body is and how I look at it. I love their focus on our body as an instrument. I love thinking of my body as this fantabulous tool just waiting to create something amazing. Maybe some days that is a unique outfit, maybe some days that is a sparkly bathroom. The point is that all of this is part of me: what I create, what I do, what I think, how I connect with the ones I love, everything. Eyelashes with no mascara and under-eye circles with no cover-up are just the tiniest parts of me--literally.
So why so often when I look in the mirror is what I'm "lacking" the first, or sometimes only, thing I notice? I am going to keep working on this. When I look in the mirror I want to see the inspiration, creativity, love and potential that are part of me first. Then I can choose whether mascara is necessary today. What will you see when you look in the mirror today? Please share with me what wonderful things you see.