In college, I did my makeup almost every day. I also got dressed. Not dressed as in, sweatpants and a t-shirt. I mean, DRESSED. One of the most important things to me was looking great. This included working out 4-5 times a week, watching what I put in my body, and generally doing my best to look my best.
When I became a wife, mom, and business owner it all got a little fuzzy. If you are any one of these three or all of them you can attest to how easy it is to put yourself on the back burner. Josh needs ____, Ellie needs____. The business needs_____. And that often leaves me only enough energy to throw on what's clean and run through chik fil a.
While I was in the midst of noticing this shift in my life, Kim from Kim Clark Artistry called and said she was thinking of doing a "mommy's night out." She asked if I would like to get my makeup done for one of Josh and I's date nights. Uh YES PLEASE!
It's amazing what doing your makeup and getting dressed up can do for your moral! It made me think about how I use to regard my body as a temple. I use to decorate and adorn that temple well. It was a priority to take care of it. How easy is to forget that my body isn't just a vessel to work, mom, and wife every day.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
So last week with my former self in mind, I watched a youtube makeup tutorial (I was not contouring when I was in college doing my makeup.lol) I bought a ton of makeup, and I watched what I ate (still working on the gym part). Bust most importantly, I said 1 Corinthians 6:19 over myself each morning.
Wives, mama's and lady business bosses, don't forget about yourself! Do something that makes you feel like you again. Everyone's struggle isn't looking their best. It may be a hobby that you've lost or other things you've enjoyed that you've left by the wayside. It's about not losing who you are in the midst of everything. Go get em' girls!