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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Becoming the Woman I was Meant to Be

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to embrace what makes me happy.  Another was to focus on a low maintenance beauty routine.  I had planned on writing this really beautiful post about how I was implementing these things, how I had really embraced my wild hair and how I had sworn off makeup.  But that hasn't happened, and to be honest, I'm okay with that.  Instead I've done quite the opposite.  I've decided that 2016 will be the year that I continue bettering myself and becoming the woman that I want to be, whoever that may be at the moment.


My first step to embracing what makes me happy was going to be a hair makeover. I wanted to keep my long locks and balayage them, maybe even add some bangs!  I wanted something new and fun.  The foils come off, and I have super blonde highlights.  My hairstylist totally pushed me away from bangs and gave me some light layers instead.  I lost about three inches of dead hair.  I loved it and hated it all at the same time because it looked nice, but it's not the trendy hair that I wanted.  I pulled out my straightener, which is something that I only use when my hair is at a weird length and I don't know what else to do with it.  I straightened my hair every day for over two weeks.

Because of the blonde highlights and my fair skin, I found myself applying makeup every morning.  I don't love the full coverage of my foundation, but I slapped it on anyway.  I allowed myself to skip eyeliner, because I just really don't love it.  In fact, I only got into a habit of wearing it because all of the cool girls in middle school that I so desperately wanted to be like wore it... Middle school!  I was letting something from middle school affect my beauty routine, and at almost 25, I said good riddance to that.

After two weeks of not feeling like myself, I had that weird "all is well" moment that I blogged about here.  And as I walked home from that leadership training with my hair styled, make up on, fancy new coat from my dad and stepmom cinched around my waist, high heels clicking every step of the way, I felt chic.  I felt professional.  And I felt like I could take on the world.  I decided that I wanted to feel like that every single day... That's the woman that I want to be.... the woman that I was meant to be.

Following that was this beautiful moment where I found the balance.  If I'm having a "good texture day" with my hair, I turn the straightener off.  (The only good thing about losing my hair to chemo pills was that it grew back with this amazing, beachy wave texture!)  I traded my foundation for a CC cream that lets my freckles shine through.  And I've been feeling bold and confident enough to truly experiment with fashion instead of just wearing clothes.

Thanks for following along with me on my journey - both of updates on my 2016 Resolutions and updates on becoming the woman I was meant to be.

How are your resolutions coming along?

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS! Those moments after a good meeting or walking into work confidently are what I live for now! You become the woman you were meant to be, and it's okay if she does her hair every morning!
    xoxo

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  2. This post is so beautiful, I truly believe embracing what makes you feel happy and confident is oh so important. I don't love making big changes with my hair and makeup routine though I do like to experiment a little. For me I feel most confident with wavy blonde hair, eyeliner/mascara and little to no face makeup. I get so weird about having makeup all over my skin, let the freckles shine through! (:

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  3. I loved this post! You go, girl!

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  4. This is very inspiring. Embrace yourself love, you are amazing!

    xoxo Lex // LexMeetsWorld

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  5. Finding self-confidence is so important! You are a beautiful woman, inside and out, and I commend you on sharing these thoughts on your blog!
    This is the first year of college when I have really gotten confident in having makeup free days... it feels wonderful!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  6. I am literally so impressed and inspired by you. I am dying for this moment, but I'm sure that time will come some day! I adore that you are transparent with your readers and are honest with your own personal struggles. I've always thought you were an amazing woman, but it's even more amazing you feel the same way. I adore your fancy coat by the way. Keep inspiring SS and being the woman you were meant to be.

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  7. Love this idea of sharing. I always have realizations that I need something new or need to change, but I love that you shared your experience with this.
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  8. This post though! Heart-warming much?! You are just SO sweet and I love how you are embracing yourself. I am so inspired by you sweet girl!

    xo Ashley

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  9. It's crazy how much a fresh look can change your whole confidence! You go girl!

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  10. I have loved following along with you on this journey on all of your social media platforms. It's been an inspiration for me that has encouraged me to do the same in my own life. In the words of Damien from Mean Girls, "Four for you [Dana] Glen Coco! You go [Dana] Glen Coco! :)

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  11. This post is so inspiring! Feeling comfortable being yourself whether it's involving your looks or personality is so important in life. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

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  12. I love this post. At almost 28 I am still trying to find my style and become me. I am getting closer and closer though. Hoping this will be the year I do more things that make me happy as well.

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  13. This post was so beautiful! I'm so happy you finally feel like you're being yourself and paving your own way. I can't wait to follow along on your journey!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  14. Good for you!! You need to follow your own path and do what makes you happy, I'm so glad you found yourself.

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  15. You are seriously one of my favorite ladies because of posts like this! You make me want to embrace myself and create the lady I'm supposed to (and that I want to!) become :)
    Thanks for being YOU, sweet girl!

    xoxo, SS


    The Southern Stylista

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  16. This is so lovely, and I'm glad you're coming into your own. You're fabulous! I hope you keep up the momentum

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  17. I love these kinds of posts, it's so great seeing you embrace yourself and work with yourself to be the woman you're meant to be! You always inspire me!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

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  18. This is such an inspiring post! It makes me realize and think more of my own journey of the woman I want to be :) Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. Love this post and your dedication to embracing you!!!

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