5 Steps to a Refreshing May Makeover
Oh boy, do I ever need a makeover. I’m down almost twenty pounds from the last time I went shopping, so my clothes are too big. I haven’t bought a new pair of shoes since I-don’t-know-when, and my hair is growing like a weed. I’m not particularly in a mental funk, but I’m stressing over buying a house and being busy at work while everyone else is walking around in their cute spring clothes, looking fresh. I need a makeover, inside and out!
Being a strategic Career Girl, I thought I’d develop and share my plan of attack just in case readers are finding that they also need to slough off the winter blahs and put a fresh face forward! Here are the steps I’m going to follow for My May Makeover.
1.) Contact a professional. Am I the only one who has a really hard time finding someone who knows exactly what to do to their hair? Mine is super thick, kind of coarse, wavy but not curly, and a huge pain, but I love it when it’s done right. I’ve found a stylist that I like here in the city, but I’m going to schedule an appointment with Trudy, the amazing woman who has given me the best haircuts of my life. The 30 minute drive out of my way is totally worth it. Sometimes you just plain need to seek the help of a professional.
2.) Shop. I bought some pants a few weeks ago and didn’t really go for anything particularly special because I figured I’d be down another size in a few months. They already feel big. I need to suck it up and buy some new professional gear. Other than clothes being too big, I’m just outdated. Everything I own is gray. I have five pairs of gray pants that are almost identical. Why!? I haven’t bought warm-weather clothing for more than a year, and it’s starting to show. I’m not bad at picking snappy outfits, I just need to do it. And I need to totally restock the undie drawer, too. I’m not a nun!
3.) Go to the eye doctor. Ugh. I hate making appointments like this. It’s hard to find time to go see someone in what little off-time I have, and to devote an hour to something as seemingly small as getting a new pair of glasses. At the same time, these frames are tired. They’ve been from Michigan to New York and back, and are now in their terrible twos. I need something sharp to go with my new hair.
4.) Re-read favorite books. Remember the first time you read a book that was so riveting you had to stay up late at night to finish it? And when you put the book down you kept thinking about the characters? I need to pick one of those up again. Now that it’s nice outside, I’ll be reading a lot more and have many suggestions from friends for beach reads. I’m going to visit my local book store and make some much-needed reading purchases, and I’ll have to unpack the books that I still have in boxes. Look out, The Perks of Being a Wallflower!
5.) Have a me-day. Okay, so this probably won’t happen for a little while. All of my spare time is spent looking at house listings, scheduling times to see them, and getting ready to move. Oh, and working two jobs. Once I have a grip on the timeline for moving into my awesome new place that is close to work and will free up the ten hours per week that I currently commute (BOO), I’m going to take a day off for myself. It can be whatever I want, but it needs to be out of the ordinary and absolutely cannot include cleaning, running any of my usual routes, or being on my computer. Not allowed!
These kinds of things are normal for some Career Girls, but I usually prefer a special workout, a casual lunch with friends, or getting dirty in the garden (and I’m super-thrifty) over pampering, so I have to go out of my way to make sure I get in some refreshing image updates and relaxation days every now and then. My May Makeover starts now! Time to call my stylist.