Underneath it All.
SomeoneLikeYou Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Grey Ruffle Dress: Modcloth.
Green Cardigan, Wool Hat, Necklace: Thrifted.
Riding Boots: Old Navy.
I decided to go makeup less today. No particular reason really. Just because. It's always a nice change actually. I enjoy putting makeup on and find it just a part of putting my outfits together. I like trying to perfect my cat eye, filling in my lips carefully with lipstick, and having precisely filled in eyebrows to make them stand out. But I never feel like I need the makeup. A few years ago I did, but now I just don't. It's there if I want to play with it and put it on, but sometimes it's nice just to go bare faced. It makes you feel vulnerable, especially when every girl here has a perfectly put together face...but it's freeing in a sense.
Since coming back to school I've been kind of stressed. The work is piling up and I only have five weeks left before I come home for the summer. Some people deal with stress by eating, crying, procrastinating....I sleep. It's awful. I just sleep to avoid it all because I don't want to think about it, and then at the end of the day nothing has gotten done. I'm hoping I can pull it together soon and try and deal. I've been listening to my favorite Christian songs in the morning to start my days off positively and have been trying to write more to get my feelings out. Taking blog photos helps, too, actually. Strange it might sound, but I always feel this odd suspension of time and the relief of stress when it's just me, my camera, and nature. I can block out all of the swirling problems in my mind just for those 15-20 minutes I take photos and that's always been one of my favorite parts about blogging--having that time to myself.
Hope you all are doing well! ♥
With much love, Lauren.