When I was growing up, my mother and my grandmother were both Mary Kay beauty consultants. I was surrounded by cosmetics, skin care, and perfume. Part of my teenage rebellion consisted of complete and total rejection of all things beauty-related. In part because I’m a stubborn person, and in part because cosmetics cost money and I didn’t feel the need to use my money for that particular thing, I just never got around to wearing make-up. I’ve decided to start embracing my inner girly-girl. I mean, I’m wearing shoes now and everything. I shaved my legs (OK, that’s not totally revolutionary as I’ve done that before but anyway) and went out and bought some make-up. I’m starting out small. I got foundation and lip gloss. I still don’t know what I think. It’s different. But I’ve giving it a shot.
So now I’m contemplating my hair and the possibility of getting contacts. About 15 years ago when I thought about getting contacts, I got too freaked about putting my finger in my eye, but I’ve since realized that I need to get over being scared of everyday, mundane things that millions of people do all the time without issue. So even if it takes me a couple days of practice, I have confidence that I can eventually master putting them in. The question is, should I bother? And, should I cut my hair? Keep it long, but style it differently? Go short? It’s hard work being a girly-girl.