I can easily refer to it as ‘the,’ rather than ‘a’ facial, since the duration between facials has been so long, I almost forgot WHAT IT WAS.
I think I had a series of treatments before I got married, you know, to get my face all ‘getting married ready.’
That was over 8 years ago.
I received a voucher for a beauty salon from my beautiful cousins a year ago for my birthday, and today I was finally able to redeem it, one day before it expired.
Actually, the fact that the salon is not even open tomorrow, means I actually got in at the last day.
There are so many excuses as to why it took me so long to get there, and furthermore, why I don’t do facials anymore: lack of time, attention elsewhere (more ‘important’ things), Motherhood, WIFE-hood, both a.k.a putting myself last, and the worst of it all, the guilt that I should be doing more worthy things, rather than splurging on myself.
All a bunch of bull.
As I lay there in the darkened room, moisturiser getting lathered and massaged into my face and neck and shoulders, I vowed to myself I had to do this more often. I had to put myself first, look after my own body and mind and wellbeing, and then when I did, I would come back to my family all –
Rejuvenated. Fresh. Alive. Ready to take on the world. And with a restored sense of calm.
And isn’t that the best way to be with your family? The best person you can be? I, and YOU, owe it not just to yourself, but to them.
So honestly, I need to get a facial every couple of months, for them. Good point, good point… 😉