Well, top of a Tuesday to ya!
I woke up this morning a little later than usual. I still was able to enjoy the overcast morning, a nice walk, and a trip to the store. Okay, the store part wasn't that much fun. I went to this health food store close to me. It's too expensive to do any major shopping - but I go there to get a few things. But I have to gear myself up! The shoppers in there aren't that friendly. These folks are suppose to be healthy people - but the energy is grumpy, angry, frustrated - and they want you out of their way. Needless to say, I tried to stay in my bubble, gather my goods and high tail it out of there. I was going to head home, make myself some coffee, and join you guys - my village of sweet people who read my blogs. Hello you!
All right - so today's topic for my podcast is patience. Isn't that interesting - because at any given moment this morning - I've needed to pull that out of my hat. (Oh yeah, I've had some grumpy moments this morning) Okay so here's today's podcast:
Before I sat down to write this blog - I went to try another product of Botanic Organic. I wanted to try the Pomegranate Serum. I emailed Nancy yesterday to let her know I tried the facial mist. I just used the mist yesterday. She provided me with a little bit more information about how the mist works along with the Pomegranate & Argan Antioxidant Oil Serum -. Here's what Nancy says:
The Lemon Verbena and Comfrey Mist is not just a mist to refresh your skin. It actually contains licorice root extract which helps to calm redness as it's anti-inflammatory and it helps to brighten skin. Licorice root is also an antioxidant, so it's great for just caring for your skin in general. The hydrosols in our mists are all ones that help to calm and repair skin so they bring additional benefits. Be sure to blend the Pomegranate Serum with a few sprays of the mist before applying. I mix them in my hand and then apply right after cleansing and before applying the Daily Defense moisturizer with the zinc. Your skin will thank you. :-)
It's a lovely mix - the two together and then I applied the daily moisturizer, which has become one of my favorites. It's so light and nice. I tend to get overwhelmed with instructions. I know, I'm a work in progress. This is something I've been dealing with for a long time. If you give me a recipe, I'll change it. I'll alter it, in some way. Again - I'm admitting it. I'm working on it. So...needless to say, I spritzed some of the mist in my hand over the serum and applied it. I followed instructions. It was lovely. The serum doesn't feel greasy on my face. The scent is lovely and stimulating. I like it. I'm so glad I did it the way she told me to do it. Hey, progress.
This whole process trying these new skin care products has been such a delight. I wrote a little something on Instagram about it. I'll say it again here. I emailed a lot of companies asking for samples in exchange for a review. Nancy at Botanic Organic was the only one who said yes. She took a chance on me. I'm a small operation. I have a little blog, I wrote a book, and I have my website. But she went ahead and took a chance, and now not only have a met a new friend, found out about some great products, but this kind of thing just thrills me and reminds me - people are good out there. Check out Botanic Organic. You will be happy you did. Oh and tell them I sent you.
Last night, I decided to take a silly selfie when I was in a comfy state. That's my favorite state. The day coming to a close, I take off makeup, and put on some comfy clothes. Awwwww. I love those awwwww moments. I posted a picture on Instagram. This pic was runner up. Yes, this outfit gets a yes sticker. I have to say, I'm thrilled with myself that I'm getting more comfortable posting selfies. Okay, this morning I tried for "a just got up - why not take a quick pic while walking" - but I'll tell you - critical voice won out. It will happen. But this picture - I didn't over critique it. I even had fun again with the app on my phone. I'm having fun like a little girl with stickers, construction paper and all the colors in the crayon box.
So PATIENCE is the topic for today. I think my expectations get too high that people will behave a certain way, be able to respect my boundaries, and be consistent. It does require a lot of work to have the patience to repeat yourself as needed. People are in their own heads. They're doing their own thing. I've noticed, if I don't say anything, they will keep on barreling through. They figure - well - she's not bothered. But sometimes I AM bothered! Deep breath. I'm working on my wording, my stance, my confidence, and my pitch. Hi, I'm Rebecca. Sure I've got issues - but if you want to get close - these are things I require. If you don't want to - please don't agree to them. If you're bothered with me, please tell me. Don't use passive aggressive tactics to get me to do what you want - it won't work. I'll pull away. I want to get to know you. But I don't want to be you. I want to connect with you, hear you, and understand you. I also would like it to be reciprocated.
As I sort through my clothes, my "stuff", my thoughts and feelings - I keep pulling out the patience card. It will take time. I can't do it all in one sitting. And that's OK.
Oh here's my Instagram post from last night. Feel free to follow me. I'm a goofball on there and I have fun. :)