Although I often mention my two year old son on this blog, it’s not often that I mention the fact that I am a single mother with full custody. It’s an incredible responsibility, often mind-blowing, always adventurous, and also exhausting.
In the middle of the hubbub that comes with living a modern day life, finding alone time is nearly impossible. It’s why I rely on my morning ritual – when I sit cross-legged on the floor of my bedroom, haul out the yellow purse that I’m using as a makeup carrier, and spend 10 minutes or so absorbing myself in powders, liners, products, and the colors of the rainbow.
I don’t listen to music, but let the background sounds of PBS Kids fade in the background, and for once in my day take time to still my thoughts, focusing on the task at hand. It’s a peaceful time, a still time, and a deserved escape.
The end results always make me feel good, but it’s not really about the finished product. The journey is much more important to me – it’s my sacred time and my meditation, and I couldn’t wish for anything better.
Do you consider your makeup appplication time as an opportunity to gather your thoughts for the day? Where do you put on your makeup?