Ok so recently I texted a group of my friends that I have been in a chat with prior to and during Covid-19 quarantine. It must be stated that this group of ladies are some of the most naturally beautiful women I know, they’re from different races, ethnic backgrounds and for a lack of better term “boss bishes”, which means they know how to get things done. That being said I texted these ladies that we should do our own version of the #dontrushchallenge. I saw on social media a lot of beauties doing this challenge and I was inspired and thought, “my girls can do this…!” I wasn’t expecting the following responses:
Coco – “I don’t know what that is but if it has anything to do with a video I am out… “.
My girlfriend with the pixie cut– “I wanted to but I have no way of fixing my hair nice…” (said while she is wearing a turban with a Chanel pin )
Coco– “I am not doing anything like that unless there is food, drinks and a man involved…. besides I have no lashes and if I had lashes I will be having sex right now…not doing some Tik Tok challenge 😂”.
Crystal– “I am open to trying.”
Carrie– “I don’t have any time to get dressed now…that I am home my husband wants sex all of the time… I can’t use the excuse of I am tired from working all day…”.
(the names have been changed for this story…)
One out of four of my girlfriends was all I got… not quite enough to do a challenge… My request actually made me think; does our purpose for getting dressed and doing our hair have an ulterior motive besides feeling good? My mother would say the world should never see your struggle on you. She taught me to always do my hair and get dressed as if someone will be watching. Covid-19 has brought its share of struggles, but I do believe my mom’s lessons apply. Starting each day off by putting your best face on, gives hope and if not for anything it makes you look at yourself in the mirror and work on what you have, with what you have. However if you still need a motive to get dress, give yourself one. I have been looking for an excuse to wear my new Bottega shoes and favorite clutch. The best I got was my trip to the ATM and my Doctor’s office… But hey I took the opportunity and made the best of it…
I recently watched my favorite episode of Sex and the City, Season 4 Episode 2 “The Real me” Its the episode where Carrie falls on the runway… After falling she stated: “I had a choice, I can sleep off the runway and let my inner model die of shame or I can pick myself up flaws and all and finish… and thats just what I did because when people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep on walking” .
I challenge you to pick your self up and get back on the runway!