I’ve reluctantly come to terms with the fact that I’m a simple woman. Simple-minded—never, but simply uncomplicated. Whenever I wake up, before and if I decide to put on my make-up, I brush my teeth, floss and wash my face. Sometimes I comb my hair, other times just a braid. And yeah I’ll bust out the flat-iron from time to time. That’s about it.
I don’t own expensive accessories or clothing–never have. I don’t smother Channel eye cream on my face (although it couldn’t possible do me any harm), I certainly don’t have a housekeeper or dog-walker. Until adulthood I rarely had my own room; and back-to-school shopping took place in consignments stores before they were “sustainably hip”.
I’d be a rotten liar if I said I wasn’t intrigued by high-end products. I would absolutely love to get a facial at least once in my life, or even a real massage. If you came to my doorstep with a poster-board check of one-million dollars written out to me, I’d probably cash it and purchase all types of gaudy crap.
The story is, I know of other ways to make myself feel and look good. My wealth comes from healthy food, sleep, sex, water, love, and not giving a fuck. With these tools I am able to manifest a glamorous life. A life where I have the luxury to work from bed. A life where afternoon play dates are abundant. I can walk my dog three times a day and ride my bike to the office to check my in-box. I can do yoga four times a week. And if I choose, I will work and strenuous 9-to-5 schedule.
Yep. You’re damn right! I don’t have a lot of money, but I do work hard for what I have. And in this life without Channel I still feel glamorous walking down the street–when my man looks into my eyes I know that I am the most sexy woman alive. After a good conversation with my mother, I feel like a Nobel Peace Prize Winner. And whilst eating locally grown organic food, pores close up and my skin is smooth like milk chocolate–ready for a damn HD close-up.
What I’m trying to say in this long-winded bedtime journal entry, is, despite my lack of high-end goods and services I am still living an outrageously glamorous life.