My How Things Have Changed


I have made some significant changes during the Covid-19 Stay at Home order. I used to think I could not live without the latest nail color collection from OPI. Every season I would run to Ulta and grab them up. While there, I would also end up purchasing the latest eye pallet or contour pallet.


I have come to realize, after months of not purchasing any new makeup or nail polish that I don’t miss it as much as I thought I would.


Some might argue that I have ‘let myself go’. I would like to argue that I have made progress accepting how I look with what God gave me.


I ran out of my favorite brow color recently and ordered a replacement on-line. As I was waiting for it to arrive, I went without my brows colored in. This is something I haven’t done since the 80’s. I decided I’m o.k. how I look without brows. As a matter of fact, I rarely look in the mirror during the day except for the occasional restroom break, so I don’t even think about it. Once my brow pencil arrived, I decided I didn’t really need it. It just may be the last brow pencil I ever purchase.


Another thing I realize I don’t miss is browsing the isles at TJ Maxx. Since I am home more and have spent extra time dusting, I have decided the cute clutter on my shelves are a pain in the butt to move around every time I want to dust.  Most of it has been moved to the attic for donation at a later date.


I have changed my perspective on what I really ‘need’ in my life. I’m grateful for my family’s good health. I’m grateful for cupboards that are full and a well stock refrigerator. I have clean water, a warm house.  Everything else is just a bonus.


While I don’t always focus my attention on the upside of this pandemic, I realize that some real good has come out of it for me.

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