within seven days: week no. 20

Bright red lipstick--something I have always thought was fun, but never had the confidence to try.  This week, I tried it.
Bright red lipstick–something I have always thought was fun, but never had the confidence to try. This week, I tried it.

I know I haven’t been embracing this project with the intensity that I should.  Something new every week?  Something out of my comfort zone?  And I get my makeup done, talk to strangers or pick a new color of nail polish.  Wow, me, way to embrace the unique experiences of life.

Granted, I could be pushing myself to new limits and new extremes. Reflecting back on these posts they all seem so trivial, and fairly mundane.  I understand how most people reading through my weekly posts are probably bored.  The average normal human probably doesn’t feel the intense anxiety of doing any small thing out of the ordinary.  And good for them.  Maybe after a year of embracing these small steps out of my comfort zone.  I won’t feel that anxiety either. In the meantime–

I wore bright red lipstick.  It goes well with my fun new blonde hair. Previously, I had always felt far  too self-conscious to try such a dramatic color.  However, I tried it, and I loved it.  Although, I still need to learn who to avoid getting it on every glass my lips touch.

I also tried a new outfit for work.  I always loved these cute flared skirts and cardigans with little belts, but I had never worn them.  I have pinterest boards full of these cute, feminine, professional styles, but I have never tried it, until this week.
I also tried a new outfit for work. I always loved these cute flared skirts, leggings, and cardigans with little belts, but I had never worn them. I have Pinterest boards full of these cute, feminine, professional styles, but I have never tried one–until this week.

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