I have worn mascara every day so far. In fact, I wore it a few days before my starting post so it has been a week. Mascara and earrings every day. Have not left my house without them both. And my theory kinda works. I got dressed every day in actual grownup clothes. One downfall to this actually dressing like a grownup thing is that I have to wake up extra early. I can shower, blow dry my hair and put makeup on in a little under an hour. This means I have to wake up at 5am. It has been amazingly easy to do, though this could be due to the fact that there is an incredibly good looking doctor on my floor right now. He seems to give me extra incentive to get out of bed in the morning so that I can put mousse in my hair! Which, by the way, actually works. For the first time in my entire life, I purchased shampoo and conditioner with a purpose, not just whatever was on sale. I have volumizing shampoo and conditioner now, along with mousse. The combo of those things, plus blow drying my hair has made my previously limp and aging head suddenly alive with volume and finesse! I guess Shayna, my friend and old hairdresser, was right all along! And it has only taken me 29 and 1/2 years to figure it out.
On the note of all these new bathroom activities that have now entered my life, I also have been making a valid effort to put away all of my hair stuff and makeup every morning before I leave, fulfilling another goal of trying to become more organized. I also put my eye glasses in the same spot every day and have not lost those in weeks, which is a drastic improvement from the losing them a few times a day. I also have organized my jewelry box and put my earrings away in the same spot every night. This all means that I have become successful at keeping track and organizing my jewelry, my makeup and my glasses. Baby steps, yes, but as any of my old roommies can attest, these are some huge baby steps. Maybe by the time I actually turn 30, I will be one of those anal retentive people that have to have all of their belongings in a vertical position with exactly one-half inch of space separating them. Good goal. Good goal.