THE BEAUTY MYTH

Beauty is bogus. It just is. I’m exhausted. It’s all too much. It’s also a myth. Everyone’s interpretation of beauty is up to their own device. And opinions are rampant. Some are false ideas to us. Some are brilliant. Some we make up as we go along. It’s imaginary. And also a journey. One’s belief of beauty is certainly not the others. But let’s be honest. We, the collective souls floating around the space these days searching for serums that save us, searching for ideas to feel beautiful, it’s as intoxicating as it is tiresome. Some days I’m over it and I skip all the serums, or my hair is going gray because I don’t have time for an appointment and I feel like it’s just a big bunch of bogus. Then I wake up the next day, and it’s on. I want to feel pretty. And I think that’s the majority. We’re all winging it, but we all want to know what works. And yes, we all want to feel pretty. I’m over 40, and I try it all. And if I swore I’d never do Botox before this post, don’t call me a liar if I change my mind. And here’s why.

WHY YOU DON’T BUY EVERYTHING ON SALE

Don’t let the title fool you. I love a sale. Y’all know me. But it took me some time in my twenties to figure out that just because it’s on sale, doesn’t mean you buy it. Ever look in your closet and realize you still have tags on a sundress you swore you needed because it was on sale for $89 from $200 and it was a steal? Yet, you didn’t love it on you. You liked it. You wanted to love it. But you didn’t. This is why you don’t buy everything on sale. But when you fall in love and it’s the real thing, hands down, you say “I do.” And here’s why.

DEAR HUSBAND, I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO ADMIT IT, BUT WE WILL REMEMBER WHEN

It’s summer and we’re in the trenches. Perhaps that’s just our new face. Our in the trenches always face. Perhaps that’s what comes with the territory of having 4 kids. And although it’s summer, it’s certainly not a relaxed perfect break. It’s chaotic and busy as ever. And although my husband is not one for chaos, and I clearly embrace it with every inch, deep down, I know he will miss this busy baby stage of life too. And here’s why.