On Friday I will finally meet all the requirements to become president of the United States of America. (I'm expecting your vote in November.) As a newly minted potential presidential candidate I felt that it would be prudent to set some long term goals. Truth be told I am a very goals oriented person. I need to have something to strive for or else I feel like I'm just treading water.
I have identified two long term goals.
1. Get my act together. I realize that this seems a little vague, but let me explain. I have never been the kind of person who took care of herself. I don't put on make-up, I don't wear moisturizer with SPF50, I don't even shave my legs on a regular basis (especially in the winter). I'm going to change that. I'm going to endeavor to spiff myself up. Problem is, I have NO IDEA how to do that. I don't wear make-up because I don't know how to put it on. I don't use the SPF stuff because I can't find one that doesn't feel like I'm spreading motor oil on my face. I don't wear nice cloths because I have no style and don't know what to buy. Any my hair...let's not even go there...I'm a disaster. I need help people. Let me show you what I'm talking about. This first picture is me on my wedding day:
Frankly, things have not improved much over the intervening 13 years. Here is me just a few months ago:
Sad really. So I'm looking to you blogosphere. Recommend a moisturizer....tell me how to fix my hair...send me a t-shirt that wasn't produced during the Bush Administration (I'm talking the first Bush here!!) I will share my discoveries with any fellow ascetically disinclined readers out there.
I realize that this all seems very superficial....but fact is, I have been working on the "inner" me for 35 years now. I have a Masters Degree in Molecular Biology, I have birthed and (partially) raised 3 kids, I like to think that I am a reasonably kind and giving person. I'm done developing character....its time to develop a sense of style.
Goal number 2.....oh yeah..you know you want to know. Check back tomorrow, it'll be worth it!!