Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What does your beauty routine say about you?

I haven't always been nail polish and make-up obsessed. It's actually a relatively new (past few years) thing for me. 

I think that my beauty obsession started when I met my friend Myranda. I started becoming interested in make up and what not. My sorority is what changed my daily routine though. Now I know you probably are thinking, "Oh, how typical.." But really it isn't how you would expect.

One of my sisters talked to us about how important it is to present yourself in a classy manner, starting on the outside. Michelle is pretty much perfect. If you can find a flaw on her, I don't know how! Whenever I see her she is dressed cute, hair done, natural make up, etc. She made me realize a lot of things. The first thing being that you represent a lot of people. Someone may recognize you across a room and look at you and recognize you as an employee from a certain company or any given organization. 

Not only does your appearance represent others, but it also gives off a million first impressions. Think about it.. what is the first thing you do when you meet someone? You look at them. What kind of impression do you want to give off? That you're sloppy and don't take care of yourself. Of course not. 

So the moral of the story.... Before you leave in the morning take a look at yourself and ask what kind of impression am I going to make today? (Now I'm not saying cake the make-up on.. I'm just saying take care of yourself!) The real moral of the story is though, I am going to start blogging more about beauty! 

Get ready for it!

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Peaceful Getaway

After my first holiday away from my family this past weekend on my way home, I couldn't help but to have a moment of clarity. A moment where I couldn't help but be thankful for all that I have. A moment where I realized just how content I am,  with myself, my friendships, my fiance, and my family. What it comes down too is that those are the most important things in my life. If I have those 4 things, there isn't much more I need..

I have been becoming content with my "Sami Time". Whether it be in the car, reading a book, or laying in bed at night watching a movie alone. I have realized the importance of enjoying time alone, to just be with your thoughts. Even spending time alone grocery shopping is nice. Don't get me wrong 90% of the time I don't want to be alone. But I also realize it's important to have a relationship with yourself. 

Over the weekend I have also been reminded of how blessed I am with a great friendship. Saturday night, Josh and I got to spend the evening (and night!) with Ben and Jacqlyn. Jacqlyn AKA my Jackie O is the friend that I think was truly made for me. Ever since I've met Jackie O we've been attached at the hip. I think that we could talk for hours and never get sick of each other.. in fact we've done that.. many many times. Sometimes in Lake Michigan, sometimes in Ben's empty bathtub with pillows and blankets... She just brings out the best in me and makes me smile and laugh. (I sound like I'm in love with her.. which may be true as well!) We understand each other and can be so open with each other. I am so lucky to have her in my life! I only wished we lived closer! Boo! I also love Ben! :) Josh, Ben, Jacqlyn, and I make the best couple friends. (At least that's what we say.. ) 

I have also continued to be so very thankful for Josh and I's relationship. While wedding planning can be stressful, I just can't stop smiling. (which I'm thankful for!) We have continued to work together to make our relationship stronger and shape the future for our family. He makes me smile everyday and has done so since day one. I am so thankful for a rock solid foundation. I can't wait to get married... 400 plus days! (Not like I'm counting!)

Finally, after spending the weekend with my future in-laws, I couldn't help but to be thankful for such a great family of my own and family to be. I could not be more blessed.

So world, bring it on. I am ready. I got the best support team in the world!