I have just survived a whirlwind of a month! I need to pull back and look, and reflect and make some real goals.. you know the drill.
If you have been following my blog or read my bio you will know that natural is the way I want my life to be. Natural in what I put on my skin and eat and what I use in my household products. So I might be a sucker for things that enhance but still are natural and without harmful chemicals.
But perhaps my ” natural” self needed a bit of a make-over. Or maybe it was just time to go out of my comfort zone. Whatever, I did it all this last month !! I think people think I have hit a mid life crisis – (though some argue that 63 is not mid life – I argue that I feel middle aged not senior so I will stay with that !)
In the last 8 weeks I have been on two vacations – one with my husband to Orlando and a second rather spur of the moment decision to find a friend who would like to cruise with me. It seems like that and my day job ( which was particularly busy this month ) were keeping my mind at full tilt. Arranging holidays out of our province or country can be a strategic planning nightmare, and add to that arranging medical care and accommodations etc. Travelling “alone” certainly took me out of my comfort zone but all turned out very well and I will do it again.
Then on top of that two opportunities that seemed worth investing in came to me from fellow business colleagues I respect. Within 24 hrs I had joined two up and coming businesses that had to do with beauty !! Beauty ! Me ? Didn’t seem to quite fit the image I had formed of myself. So as you can see by my sidebar, I have added Younique, a natural makeup company that is new in Canada and growing by leaps and bounds, and Jamberry Nails – a natural nail wrap and nail polish company that is just fun and practically sells itself. Then I started to doubt myself – what am I doing in the beauty industry ?
I had to say WHOA Terry !! I have successfully learned about skin care through a business I knew nothing about, surely I can learn these too ! And I am having the time of my life … changing up my look a bit without compromising my casual style, changing from hiding my bitten nails to showing off longer patterned and coloured nails.
Now advising people on how to put on nails when I have virtually ignored mine for more years than I wish to put down here, and blending eye shadows and foundation, and even thinking of contouring colours is a rather out of my comfort zone. Then who better to learn, teach and sell than someone who has struggled with these things in the past. And though it may not be what I imagined when I put down my tag line for my blog – on the path to a healthier life – self esteem, looking good and feeling good has to be part of a healthier life.
Not vanity and a wish to be perfect for sure – for that just isn’t me. Now just to put some of the chaos into order – for both have launched faster and had more interest than I had ever imagine.
Out of my comfort zone can be scary – but so far most of this has been just sheer fun !!