#EBCHolidayChallenge, Week 2

Monday, December 8, 2014


Monday, 12/1: Create Beautiful Eating Experiences

I got Chick-Fil-A on Monday on my way back to school. Does that count? Because it should. It has been a couple of months since I've had Chick-Fil-A (as I normally get Steak n Shake during my travels) and deciding to eat there was the best decision I made all week. 


Tuesday 12/2: Ask For Help


I had a pretty big presentation on Tuesday at a "Town Hall Meeting" with some important people from the arts community in attendance. Afterwards, we had table discussions and since I'm not from the area and never experienced public school, I had to ask the professionals at my table for a lot of help so I could understand what was going on. I'm usually very embarrassed to ask questions, but I've realized that people normally appreciate being asked because you're trusting their judgement and showing that you're interested in what they have to say and the topic. 


Wednesday 12/3: Stand Up Straighter


I'm always try to stop slouching. If I had better posture, I'd probably appear slimmer and less approachable. I don't know when I started slouching or walking with my shoulder curved inward, but I know it must not be the most appealing sight. I always try to walk with my spine straight and shoulders back, but I think I'm far too meek to do so. One day I will prevail and will strut my stuff accordingly! 


Thursday 12/4: Do Something Beautiful For Your Face In The Evening


The days when I wear a full face of makeup are the days I'm the nicest to my skin. I cleanse them deeper and longer than days where I just wear foundation or wear nothing at all. I made sure to use a generous amount of my Lush cleanser and used my Lush Tea Tree toner afterwards to clean off the excess dirt and makeup from my skin. I threw on some moisturizer and let my skin rejoice in it's bareness! 

Friday 12/5: Wink At A Stranger

This would have happened if I could 1. wink without looking deranged and 2. left the room. However, I was holed up pretty much all day trying to study and write final papers. If I ever see Harry Styles out in public, you best bet I'll be throwing some of that winking charm his way though, no worries...

Saturday 12/6: Tell Someone How Much You Love Them

In the past year of so, I've realized how important it is not only to tell your family that you love them, but your best friends. I think I was always really weird about the word love because I thought it was reserved only for family or for your significant other. Telling my friends explicitly that I loved them rather than just "omg i love you" after they said something funny or replying to their "i love you's" with "you too," I've started to embrace the "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT YOU" text messages because I think they're important. If you care about somebody, no matter who they are, you should tell them that you love them. It's not a word to fear or reserve for certain relationships. Everybody deserves it. 

Sunday 12/7: Celebrate Yourself!

Body image wise, this has been a weekend where I should have suffered, but instead prevailed. I ate an entire box of macaroni and cheese Friday night and didn't feel bad about it. I almost finished an entire pint of gelato in 24 hours and didn't feel bad about it. I probably should be working out, but I don't feel guilty for not. How will I celebrate that? Probably by having a massive mug of peppermint hot chocolate and way too many Dove milk chocolate squares ;)


This challenge was such a great idea and I'm very, very glad that my friend Abby told me about it and that I decided to participate!

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