I gave up make up for lent. For some of the natural beauties in the world (or men), this would not be a big deal. It is for me! My long history with make up has been one of necessity beginning in high school. Every day I do (did) my routine of eye liner, shadow, mascara, foundation, and lipstick. It makes me feel together and externally beautiful, so lacking this is definitely a lesson in vulnerability and humility.
I know I look different. One of my teacher co-workers said, “Oh, you still look beautiful!” However, I can see myself in the mirror… Several of my students told me yesterday, my first day of work with my new look, “Mrs. K, you look different.” They then proceeded to stare at me for several minutes, puzzled.
As I have walked through my daily life “au natural,” it makes me self conscious. I realize how much I judge others on their looks as I now feel exposed in mine.
How much do you depend on your looks or judge others for their looks? This is tough considering military family members are constantly the “new” folks to places and people.byDeborahonWednesday, February 13, 2008Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Humility,Jessica,Lent,Vulnerability