Am I becoming a for reals yogi?
Going to my weekly yoga class is essential to my physical and mental well-being. Spending time on my mat is like going to church/synagogue while getting a massage, and simultaneously going to physical therapy while talking to a mental health therapist. To say I leave rejuvenated is a major understatement.
With the help of my amazing yoga teacher, Juli Hicks, I have been able to actually do these poses. I am a yoga devotee for life and I think it’s starting to show! Whaaaaaa?! It’s bananas. Now I want to buy fancy yoga clothes.
Your vibe attracts your tribe.
Truer words have never been spoken…
Shaving above the knee
I was finally allowed to shave my legs when I turned 14 (I know, frightfully old for a girl with Russian/Polish descent. Eastern European heritage and hairiness go hand in hand).
Well, my mom told me not to shave above the knee and I listened. I have always stopped at my knee. This saves me a ton of time in the shower and you would never know I don’t shave above the knee (but you know now). It seriously looks like I have no leg hair above my knees. Thanks Mom! I’ll tell my girls the same thing when they turn 14.
My eyebrows are making a comeback
While my legs are not very hairy (see above), my eyebrows beg to differ. I have been a devoted eyebrow waxer, threader, and plucker for more than 20 years. Ugh, how much time and effort did I put into my eyebrow shape?! I don’t even want to calculate the time and money devoted to my forehead’s caterpillars.
I read Cindy Crawford does not touch her eyebrows, neither does Natalie Portman. I looked at photos of myself in middle school before I got on the eyebrow grooming bandwagon and they were definitely more pronounced, but I look youthful and natural. My 3 young daughters are rocking AWESOME eyebrows too and I want to be more like them.
So, I decided to give my natural eyebrows an encore performance and I have let my eyebrows grow in the past 2 months. After some awkward eyebrow days, I’m happy to have my face caterpillars back.