November 5, 2018

I"m Free !


I am finally free!! 

Hi friends, 

I am free! Finally!. From what you ask?I am free from myself. 

As you can see from the photo above which I took just on Tuesday of this week I have a full face of makeup on. It's actually a little heavier than it's showing in the photo but that's how I wear my makeup all the time.

I have had a love affair with all things makeup for many years. I also have never gone out anywhere without makeup on since the age of fourteen. That's a lot of years!

Well, over this past year, my forty-eighth year on this earth something has shifted in me. I have suddenly lost my deep love for makeup. Don't get me wrong, I still love makeup but I am not in love with makeup anymore. Does that make sense to you? The other thing that has happened over the last year is I seem to not be so obsessed with the way I look all the time. Meaning, my makeup.

Many times now I have gone to Walmart which I know, isn't saying much because at Walmart you see a lot of things you've never seen before and can only experience at a Walmart (laughs) but I have more than once now gone to Walmart with no makeup. I have gone through the drive through at Walgreens with no makeup. And tonight I did something I never thought I would. I went and got my nails done without a stitch of makeup on!

I know this may sound shallow to some and I really do not mean it to be read that way but this is a huge thing for me. I am beginning to believe that aging, well I've always believed that aging is a good thing because after all when you have one parent who passed away at age thirty-six and another who passed at age fifty-six you learn to embrace aging with all it's creaks, and stiffness, wrinkles and grey hairs, but I am also thinking that aging, for a woman anyway is also absolutely freeing!

I have reached a point in my life where I am not out to impress anyone. I don't honestly care what anyone thinks of how I look when they look at me, if they look at me and you know, for the first time in all my years I am really okay with that. I have reached a point in my life where the only opinion of myself I truly care about is that of God. No one else's really matters much to me anymore. 

So ladies, as you age, of course be grateful for everyday but also embrace the real you, the raw you, wrinkles, gray hair, uneven skin tone and shine like a diamond. 



13 comments:

  1. I love it.

    My mother raised me to be a "lady" at all times. You never go out to the house looking less than perfect. I am 64 and I LOVE being my age because I can do whatever the hell I want - I can wear what I want and look the way I want. My hair is almost to my waist and it is greyish. People keep asking me when I am going to cut it or color it. I'll do it when I am ready.

    You are right though, we women need to embrace our new season of life. When we are content with it, only then can we be truly beautiful from the inside out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Debby, My mom was the same way as well. .Heck, my mom when she was very sick and we were unsure what was wrong with her, we rushed up to her place one morning to rush her to the ER because she had passed out the night before well, she was weak and sick when we got there but, she refused to leave the house without doing her hair and her makeup!.. Unfortunately when we got her to the ER the doctor said she was near death, she had lost almost all of her blood volume due to cancer that hadn't been found at the time but she wanted to look good! Insane right? That was my mom.. God love her..

      Delete
  2. I remember the first time I ran across the street to a convenience store without full makeup and hair. I was 30. I am getting better at just letting myself go but old habits die hard. I also don't want to scare people.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hear you on that one.. My undereyes and around my eyes are very brown from years of being sick so I am still self conscious of that and I too worry about scaring people. As you said old habits to die hard and if I am going somewhere that I know I will be in contact with people for a while I will still put makeup on but for running errands, I'm getting better :)

      Delete
  3. Love it!! My sister was the one that was into makeup. Right until the day she passed, she had her makeup on. I admit, I was bit envious of her, she always looked so put together. I on the other hand, to quote my mom Looked, "Like something the cat drug in" . I am me! what can I say? I do buy makeup!
    Nonie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL Nonie, my mom was always the same way.. She always had her face on and makeup done even if she was just staying home. The day she almost died on us before she actually did, she refused to go to the hospital without fixing her hair and putting her makeup on.. In the condition she was in I honestly don't know how she pulled it off but she did!

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Sometimes, depending on the change, I agree! :)

      Delete
  5. I'm still the same way with makeup, but I stopped dying my hair. So I've got grey... meh.... who cares? lol Anyway, good for you!

    rue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rue, I have tried letting my grey grow out so many times and I don't mind the grey but it seems like everytime I do that my hair feels so incredibly thin and dry.. If I could get past those two things I think I would just let it go all grey.. Thank you so much for coming by and chatting a bit :)

      Delete
  6. Hi Robyn I've loved makeup since I was a teenager and still do. But - as I age (63 now) I am much less concerned about what others think of me. I wear it because I feel good doing it, but I don't feel I need to anymore. That's a huge breakthrough for me. It's amazing how much time I wasted being concerned about what others thought of me. This is a great post. Thanks for it - it's something a lot of us gals share.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Robyn, I am with you on this one. I have always been one that didn't wear makeup to go out to stores especially the years I raised my kids....of course I was younger and could get away with it. I really got into makeup believe it or not in my early fifties with youtube...I enjoyed it and collected more than my whole life and loved wearing to work and all....I am 58 and that passion as waned to say the least....I love the way I look when I use it and I do use it but it isn't everyday....I do for church or an event....I have noticed I wear much less and am okay with that. I love lipstick and even if you only wear that you look brighten up. I have found I too that this is me. I think we are lead to believe that just us isn't enough and it is....of course if we have a blemish or dark circles or no eyebrows we might feel we want to touch those up or not....but I don't think we need a full face if we don't want it....if we do....go for it we are free to do what we want and enjoy. I also think women as they get older are more forgiving when looking at another woman....thanks for your words of wisdom. I have also been wearing my hair short and free of dye for five years....I do have greys salt and pepper and thats the way it is....got tired of the dye for me and I love longer hair but just to much for me to manage....I do have to condition a lot or use some oil to soften the hair but its nice not to have to dye it. Hope your have a great week.....xoxo....Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

Please leave your comments, I love hearing from you! :)
~Robyn~ XO