Beautiful Inside & Out

First and foremost, I suck at not washing my hair! I only made it two full days with no washing! This morning I woke up and my hair was all stuck to my head and I just had to wash it! This is what it looked like at the end of the day yesterday. Ga-ross. 

I'm sorry, but the Messy Challenge was too much for my grease-ball hair to handle! 
So this morning, I shower, blow-dried, and even straightened (I like...never straighten. I love that full just blown out look) and...
Voila. All Clean. 

But on that note, let's get down to the nitty-gritty.

Seems how I just finished (and was defeated by) the Messy Challenge, I figured it would be a good time to talk about self-image and why we do the things we do with our appearance. 

I think that, yes, often times the only reason that we get all dolled up is for someone else. Maybe we feel like we need to impress someone or that it's required of us to look a certain way due to the fact that we have a certain role or that we're female. But I think there's a lot of other reasons to get up in the morning with the intent to look fabulous. 

Being recently single, I've made it a point to dress particularly nice and look extra lovely each day. I don't do that because I want to catch the fancy of a new man (although, it would be nice...). I do it because it makes me feel good. It feels good to walk around at work and be confident in who I am. Sometimes it's really nice to show your confidence on the out side. Personally, it was something that I didn't care all that much about when I was in a relationship. It didn't matter to me if I looked nice because J wasn't around to care about how pretty I looked that day...

Things have changed. I look great because I want to look great. I dress up and put on some make-up because feeling beautiful makes me feel good. It's for me and for no one else. 

I'm Katie. I'm a 20-something Soldier & student taking each day one step at a time. Living through all the growing pains that come with becoming that person that I always wanted to be & finding that bright side in all of this Camo-Colored Chaos. You can get to know more about me here.

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Jen said...

I love your outlook! I agree that looking good is for yourself and no one else!

Mrs. Duh said...

Way to go on making it two days! I have very oily and fine hair... if I don't wash my hair for two days, I start looking like a homeless fry cook. : )

Katie said...

Well, here goes, gonna comment. You are always beautiful to me. I am so very proud of you and all the accomplishments you have achieved. The think I love the most is despite all the obstacles you have had recently in your life you charge forward with a positive outlook. I look forward to your journey.

Katie said...

The last comment was me, Mom. New at this!!

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