My Beauty Is Fleeting, My Worth Everlasting

I rarely look in the mirror and think… “I am beautiful.”

I look in the mirror and think “I have something on my face.” “I neeeeed to lost 15 pounds immediately.” “Maybe I should just wear a bag today, nothing else seems to be working.” But beautiful? It’s a rare occasion when I think that of myself.

And yet friends, family, strange men on the street are constantly throwing this positive affirmation my way. And I keep wondering, if they are in fact talking to me.

What a sad culture we live in. What a sad culture to grow up in. A culture that constantly bombards you with images that shake your self worth. Skinny is not only the new pretty, it’s the only pretty. Blonde is better than brown. Never leave the house without lipstick on. Being better goes hand in hand with being prettier.

I am 32. I am single and I let my mind wander to the dark place. The place that tells me that I am single because I am not pretty enough to be married. Not desirable enough to be wanted. Not worthy enough of love.

What a load of… well, you know!

My God has created someone far better than I allow myself to be. He has created a woman worthy of thinking herself beautiful. A woman worthy of praise and devotion. A woman worthy of love.

Women, we are made for more! (Men, you are too, but I’m focused on my ladies right now!) Do you feel that sometimes? Does that ever enter your mind? It’s constantly on mine. I have to tell you what you already know. Your beauty has nothing to do with your worth!!!

Beauty will fade. It will shrivel. It will disappear. And it is meaningless. Truly and utterly meaningless.

That being said I guarantee that tomorrow morning I will probably still get up, do my hair, put on my makeup, look in the mirror and wonder. But tomorrow morning I will know that it doesn’t matter quite so much. That God has more for me in this world than what shade of lipstick I wear or what size jeans I buy. And tomorrow morning that will be enough for me! Make it enough for yourself!

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My Helicopter Adventure

My dear friend, Stacey, came up to visit me this weekend. And she had some credit card rewards points saved up that she had a mind to use.
Some of the options included seeing Jersey Boys, seeing Newsies, a night in a nice hotel, restaurants, etc. But the one that caught our eye was the helicopter tour over New York City.
That tour is pretty pricey on it’s own at $180/ person. So the chances of ever being able to do this in life was pretty slim.
I must say… we chose well!

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All in all, my inner child (the part of me that always dreamed of being a spy or a marine or a fighter pilot) was very excited. If you ever have the chance to do this, I recommend it. It was certainly a unique experience.

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Bonus Day 3 – Rapunzel

Here it is, everyone. The last hairstyle of the series.
I have to thank you all for coming to this page to see my little experiments. It’s been so much fun. And honestly I’ve really learned a lot, not only about what my hair is capable of doing, but of what I am capable of doing to it.
If you find yourself with free time, go on Pinterest, google your favorite movies or come right here and copy some styles. It’s fun, challenging and you’ll learn about your own hair.

A lot of people throughout the series kept saying ‘this isn’t nerdy, it’s beautiful.’

What I wanna do at Nerd in the City is share with you that beauty and nerdity can be one and the same. It is for me.

Zachary Levi (of Chuck, The Nerd Machine and… Tangled!) is always saying that, ‘being a nerd just means you’re really passionate about something.’

I think you have to be pretty passionate to get up at 5am every morning and copy hairstyles from popular and obscure entertainment sources for a straight 33 days. I am a nerd. And proud to be one!!

So without any more talking here it is. Today’s inspiration is Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled. Voiced by Mandy Moore.

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I have been collecting flowers throughout the series in anticipation of creating this hairstyle. I love this one. It may be my favorite out of all the styles. But more on that tomorrow…

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Final day of Comic Con, final day of 30 Days of Nerdy Hair. Can’t wait for next year, on both counts!