Best Foot Forward.
This is currently what I look like. No make-up, Velcro rollers and make-shift pyjamas. My alarm woke me up this morning at 7am and it took another 135 minutes before I actually managed to crawl out of bed. So you don't have to do the maths, that's 2 hours and 15 minutes meaning my 7am start actually began at 9.15.
I've spent the last few weeks feeling stressed out and run down, with a series of doctors appointments and hospital visits beginning to blend into my weekly routine. I've lost my mojo. My creative one is thankfully coming back, but in terms of fashion, it's been what I wear to run in replaced with what I wear to sleep in with the occasional hospital gown thrown in to mix things up a little.
Although I'm finding it a real struggle, running is the thing right now which is keeping me focused. I'm not one of those people who gets the endorphin high which many speak of, but being able to clear my head of everything for an hour and just take in the beautiful surroundings sets me up for the rest of the day. It's difficult because I feel exhausted all the time, but it's also allowing me to see small improvements as the weeks go on which give me hope of one day not being a complete and utter zombie. However I also think it's a reason as to why I'm feeling so boring and frumpy at the moment. I've been lazy with my wardrobe, and seeing nothing but pyjamas and work out gear reflected back at me has left me feeling fashionably unenthusiastic. I need to break the cycle, and it's a huge reason why I've not done many OOTD posts of late.
So with that in mind, I've decided I need to start making more of an effort again. It's so easy to become apathetic, but it's leads to a perpetual cycle of laziness and gloom. So even though tomorrow my morning plans include a hospital appointment, I'm going to dress up as if I were going somewhere fun. Hair, make-up and a big smile. I love fashion and I love to dress up, I just need to remember that I don't always need a reason to do so.
Until next time,