Today’s title is a comment I received from a friend earlier on Facebook.
I had posted a picture of my fresh new hair color yesterday and my face had NO-MAKE UP on it! *GASP!* Then, my post this morning was “I’m me and that is all.” I really didn’t mean for those two things to go together, but they did anyway.
My “I’m me…” post was born from my mood this morning. I really wasn’t thinking I was sending some message to every one.
A lot of times I wake up with crazy things running through my head. The last few days have been reflection days. I’ve just been on this emotional trip fueled by woman hormones (gag) and the fact that summer is coming to an end. I do this every year, really. Summer is marching out and the first day of work is quickly headed my way. I’m not saying that saddens me. I LOVE MY JOB and I cannot wait to be back with my coworkers (most of which are dear friends) and my students whom I most always adore. It’s just this transitional period that gets me into this “reflection” state. I start thinking about things I’ve gotten accomplished this summer and all the things that will be on my TO DO lists in the near future. I was thinking this morning, I’M ME and that is all. I can only do so much. You can only get so much done and accomplish a certain amount of things within a certain amount of time. I don’t want to worry myself with regret of what I haven’t done or with any kind of doom or gloom of what is to come. I’M ME AND THAT IS ALL. I will give my all and that is the end of it.
So, there. No HUGE message, or was it?
As for the NO MAKE-UP me…I wasn’t really trying to send a message, but after this comment from my friend and thinking about my post above, I realized,
I’M ALWAYS TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE! (sometimes it’s easy to get…other times, it’s not–YA GET IT? haha!)
So, here is the next part:
The no make-up message is not one of a make-up industry boycott or anything like that. Most of my summers are NO MAKE-UP DAYS! I love the freedom of not having to put on any make-up. In the summer, I don’t worry about being on a schedule; although, I do still like to get up quite early, eat the same thing for breakfast each day and get a walk in before 8 a.m. So, NO MAKE-UP is just a message of freedom. Not that make-up is a restriction to me. Make-up just helps ACCENT my beauty, I believe. I know that sometimes I may accent a little too much, but most of the time, I try to just use it as a supportive mechanism. HAHA! This message isn’t as complex as the first one, I suppose, but still a message. Make-up or not—I’M ME AND THAT IS ALL!
So here is the NO MAKE-UP ME:
I was doing a little creeping on FB earlier and found the image below on this cool crazy FIRED UP guy’s page. This guy’s name is Aric Bostick as you can see on the image. If you ever need a boost for your day, this dude always has some kind of awesome saying, picture or comment. The image below which he posted TODAY, I’ve decided is THE MESSAGE I’m trying to send not just to everyone, but mostly to me:
…AND THAT IS ALL.