Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment–I think we have a good thing going here; you and I. We Instagram, We Live, We Love, We Laugh and you subscribe to this blog so you stay UP. TO. THE. MINUTE on my life and then some. Our rapport is something that people only dream of; which is why I think I am ready to take it to the next level. Let’s get real deep; I mean tell each other our deepest and darkest. Like, for one, I really hate mushrooms and the smell of mushroom’s sautéing is one of the most gag-enducing smells ever. Ugh.
Ok, so that’s not a deepest, darkest secret. My parents have known that from the time I was a toddler, sitting at the dinner table gagging and choking because the smallest piece of mushroom almost made its way past my tonsils. Actual tragedy! I was such a darling child.
Alright, today’s Truth, Truthitude, Truth Moment, Truthiness…I got it: Confessions of a Non-Famous Blogger!
Hi, I’m Erika, a non-famous blogger, and I use car washes as a personal place for me to get ready by hiding behind the non-judgmental safety of tri-color foam.
Oh, what do I mean by that? I mean that I will pay the eight dollars for the ‘Express Wash’ if while out and about I need to do an outfit quick change, or do my makeup from ‘looking casual’ running errands to ‘looking glam’ and meeting up with friends. I know I can go into a Starbucks to get ready, but I am not always with in a rock’s throw of this caffeine distillery.
For example, this morning I got up early to have coffee with my amazing mentor, if you do not have one you must run out and find one immediately–life changing, and I didn’t have enough time to finish my makeup before our early call time. No worries, I put on a base as not to scare children; I’m not a monster! So before heading out of the apartment I threw the rest of my makeup gear in a bag and headed on out.
After our morning of caffeine and gab I swung through a gas station on my way into the office. I noticed my ‘Windy Sea Blue’ car was looking a bit more ‘Desert Pollen Covered Bronze’ thanks to the past few rainless weeks here in Florida. This is when I realized I could do my favorite thing: be efficient! I could wash the filth off my little Hyundai Elantra AND apply my eye-liner without judgment from those passing by in the parking lot at work. I pulled up, placed about six gallons of gas in my car and said ‘Yes’ when digitally asked ‘Do you want a car wash today?’ on the pin-pad. It’s you and me little Elantra, I thought, we’re both getting pretty today! There was a slight wait for the car wash post-gas fueling so this activity provided me a few extra minutes to listen to the end of the podcast I was enjoying, The Bitch Bible. (Editors note: Download it, love it, drop references about it in to conversation with your best friends.)
Another day, another make up sesh in a car wash!
To be fair, this car wash/make up jaunt rounded out what was already a great start to my day. I felt human again by this morning’s Venti Iced Americano with Coconut milk. I felt energized for work after talking with my mentor, TG. She is one of the most fabulous people to chat with about everything in life from the time I asked if she thought I was ‘Mensa Material’ to actually mentoring me through job interviews and resume rewrites all on top of the amazing friendship she provides. Then, after my car wash/makeup sesh I felt ready to tackle the day!
Anyway, I thought I would be up-front and confess this to you since we’re such good friends. Loves, I hope you don’t judge me and what I think is really just an efficient way to get things done. Have any confessions you want to get off your chest? We’re all friends here…leave a note, a comment, a like or an internet high-five and let me know you stopped on by!