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Hello hindsight. I see you lurking there in the back of my mind.
You are indeed wonderful as we all know but you would have been more wonderful if you’d actually been around when I needed you.
Like the time when that boy broke my heart when I should have cut my losses long before he cut his. Or that time that I thought that I was 18 again but Sunday morning proved that I was very much my age and that the bounce-back factor was considerably diminished. Or that time I was just too damn scared to leave the safety of a secure job to travel the world but should have.
If only you’d been around to warn and advise, oh how easier my life could have been.
I’ve decided to no longer lament your inability to guide me in life’s choices but instead get a bit reflective about my life to date. I’m doing ok, thanks very much and these five things I’ve discovered about myself actually affirm that.
Things I discovered about myself
I have champagne tastes on a beer budget
I’ve also discovered with age that it’s not always about having lots of stuff. It’s about having less but what you have should be the good stuff. Quality over quantity and all that. Let’s also praise the worldwide wine glut and resultant cheaper prices. It does turn out I can have my champagne and drink it too.
I am vain
This is no state secret. I like to invest time and money into being a “natural” blonde. I only wear clothes that make me feel nothing short of fabulous. I don’t leave the house without some kind of “face” in place. And I persist with a consistent skincare routine that I hope will defy nature and keep me looking my age or younger.
I actually do like exercise
It just took me a long time to find out which kind. It turns out that yoga is my kind and it this discovery has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that you start and end the class lying on your back with your eyes closed. Nothing at all.
I am a good mother
Well, they’re still alive, aren’t they? Seriously you start out as a mum without zero confidence in your ability to protect and raise another human being, then you turn around and suddenly they are 19 years old and you realise that you must have done something ok as they still like to visit – and not just at meal times or to bring home washing.
I love being my own boss
Most of the time. Six years ago I made what was a gigantic step for me. I left the relative safety net of being an employee and set up an “office” with my laptop and phone on the lounge of my home and started Styling You. I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing. All I knew was that I thought I could help women sort through their wardrobes and take them shopping so that they would feel more confident in their day-to-day life because their clothes worked for them – not against them. Now I do all that through this blog and through my forthcoming book. The days off are few and far between but the rewards are priceless.
Dr. LeWinn’s is opening up the Discover Diaries and would like you to share your own self discovery or discoveries for a chance to win.
Each week Dr. LeWinn’s will be giving 20 lucky fans the chance to WIN a full size Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream or Eternal Youth Cream, valued at $69.95 each. Share your own discoveries on Instagram with the hashtag #iDiscovered to enter. The 20 most inspiring images will win each week and feature on the Dr. LeWinn’s #iDiscovered Facebook tab. Make sure to also @ tag me in all your entries for the chance to win a $100 Westfield gift card, as I’ll be picking my favourite one with the winner to be revealed in my next Dr. LeWinn’s post. Good luck!
The competition opens July 8 at 5am (AEST) and closes July 14 at 5pm. For full terms and conditions visit here.
It’s a chance to be loud and proud of our collective life experiences. To inspire others and to reflect on our achievements. Let’s do that.
Discovering Dr. LeWinn’s
Over the next couple of week’s I’m also going to be discovering and trialling Dr. LeWinn’s Line Smoothing Complex S8 Hydrating Day Cream ($69.95) and will be reporting back how it’s worked for my skin.
Dr. LeWinn’s products are scientific and innovative. This day cream is said to be an alternative to Botox thanks to a powerful peptide included in a formula that delivers a slow release of hyrdration over the course of the day.
Price-wise, it’s positioned above a supermarket shelf product and below that of a salon-exclusive product.
PS. Can’t wait to be inspired by your entries.
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