Friday, June 7, 2013

Migraine Awareness Month #6: Pretty Woman: What do you do to look good when you feel like crap?

Many of us live by the motto:  Feel bad, look good.  It just helps to try to look your best even if you feel rotten.  We don't want people to KNOW we feel rotten and we don't want to have to deal with questions about how bad we feel all day, so we do things to disguise it.

I'm a girly-girl, so if I am going to try to look good, it's all about the clothes and makeup.  Specifically eye makeup.  If I go all out and wear concealer, eye shadow, and eye liner, it's either a special event or I'm really trying to show something other than feeling like crap.  And I love getting dressed in nice clothes.  Summer dresses, I love'em.  Cute shorts and tops, love those too.  So, if I am out of my house, I will go out of my way to try to look nice regardless of how I feel.  

Now, I'm not saying I never go to the grocery store or Walgreen's in a cap and sweat pants.  There are plenty of days I don't feel like brushing my hair so a ball-cap or hat of some kind goes on, and sweat pants are the uniform of the day.  But in general, if I want to feel better about myself on a day I feel bad, it's full makeup and cute clothes, and doing my best to disguise the crappiness I am really feeling.  

You know that mask we talked about earlier in Phantom of the Opera: What I hide behind the mask?   Well, this is it.  The mask goes on.  But it helps, so give me that.  

June, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders.  The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is issued by

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