I’m pretty much a turd on a daily basis and spend very little time on my appearance. I try to motivate myself to look more presentable and blow dry my hair and put on a little make-up, but I always fall back into my turd-y rut when I realize how much time it takes.
When I do I decide to dress up and look nice (and spend a little extra time getting ready), people are SHOCKED at how I look. They say, “Wow, Barb, you look SO different!” or “Barb, you look SO nice today!” or “Barb, I hardly recognize you?!”
Or do they mean, “Wow Barb, you are usually really ugly, but today you tried and you don’t look like such a turd!”
When I make an effort with my appearance, it’s pretty much Polishing a Turd. Even though I have my hair down and some make-up on my face, I am the same old turd. Here’s photographic evidence of what happens when I try to look nice.
I guess I do look a little different. But not so much that it is worth the extra 30 minutes every day to try. Well, I’m off to get ready in 5 minutes or less….no make up and hair in a ponytail!