So Ginny going to school has changed a lot of things. Suddenly I need to figure out different meal times because school starts at 12:30 and up til now we ate at about 1. I also need to figure afternoon snacks. It’s a learning process, but we’ll figure it out. I’m thinking we need to institute a regular wake-up time for the first time, so that meals don’t end up being so close together. Since school began we’ve gone to an earlier bedtime, so waking up a bit earlier should work out. We’ll see how it works out.
Recently, I purchased a new mascara and it has turned out to be the mascara of my DREAMS and I’m in love with it. Thus, I have begun to wear makeup every day! Whaaaaaat?! I know, it’s shocking. I never wear makeup unless it’s a special occasion. But I’m really feeling this mascara, guys. And so, as an experiment this week, I’m putting makeup on every single day! I have to leave the house every day to take Ginny to school, so I may as well look fabulous doing so. I guess? Hahaha. Anyways, I typically just apply a pencil eyeliner, smudge it, then reapply a solid line – sometimes with a bit of a cateye. Then I curl my lashes and apply the mascara (Maybelline Great Lash), and dab a bit of cream under my eyes because I always have bags ALWAYS. That’s it.
I also now have a reason to get dressed every day. Which is nice and not. I basically live in my pajamas so trying to figure out clothing each day is kind of annoying. But I’m trying. But not trying too hard because I wear a jacket so nobody sees my shirt anyways. I could go without a shirt, really. I feel like topless moms are frowned upon in elementary schools though, so I probably won’t attempt that. Dignity. Respect. Class. I’m all about those.
Another recent thing/experiment: for the past month I’ve been participating in Inktober and it has been AMAZING. Being forced to draw something new each day has been great for the creative juices. I feel happier and more inspired. Initially I was certain that I would burn out after a couple days, but I’m so close to the finish line now!! I think there are a few reasons why this has been a successful venture for me. 1. I chose one subject to focus on all month, and it is one that I really like. I think had I ventured too far out of the comfort zone, I would have failed. 2. I didn’t put too much pressure on myself. Earlier in the month I had to miss a few days because of travel, but I knew that I could always catch up later (which is what I did). 3. I planned out each day in advance. I have a huge list that I get to check a name off of every day, which is very satisfying. It also makes me excited when I know a character I love it forthcoming. Planning is key!
Well. I guess that is it for today. I don’t really have a lot to say, but felt like writing a bit. I’m considering trying out a writing challenge for November. Not NANO again since I fail miserably at that every year, but just a writing prompt challenge. I love writing, but don’t do it nearly enough.