There are two sides to every coin…and so it is with being a woman. Though I’m the least likely person to blog about hair and make-up, I do have a few things to say.
First and foremost: being a woman is pretty much the most amazing thing ever.
We get to be strong, wild, passionate, free, emotional, caring, nurturing, giving, intuitive and beautiful…each in our own unique way. We create, offer and nurture life from our very own bodies.
Yes, womanhood is a very special thing, indeed.
Even the frivolous parts are fun: hair, clothes, make-up, shoes. It’s fun to dress up, go out, do ourselves up, and head out knowing we look amazing, but more importantly, we feel amazing.
But there’s always the other side of the coin…
Which is that the fun parts of being female tend to be the very things that keep us trapped, timid and…yes…miserable. The ‘fixings’ of being a woman, which are supposed to be whimsical and lighthearted, have the potential to keep us locked in a cycle of endless spending on products, endless time spent on grooming and endless fears about whether or not we look as good as the airbrushed magazines and billboards that ‘follow’ us wherever we go.
I say to hell with that.
It’s time to re-claim our power and re-claim our beauty and do it in a way that feels good to each one of us individually. And to honor ourselves and each other if one day we feel like being covered in dirt in the garden, and the day next we feel like glamming it up just to go to the grocery store.
There is nobody to please but yourself, and being a girl/lady/woman/femme fatale is really, really fun if you approach it with a playful attitude, a willingness to go against the grain and a desire to be open to re-inventing yourself every day you are blessed to inhabit a gorgeous body that is, ultimately (and most importantly!) the Home to your soul.