I think we all have a personal catharsis: for some of us, it's some good screaming into a pillow, throwing something across the room, or (for you crazy people) running half marathons. I didn't always know this, but mine is a chop--of the hair that is. My most recent haircut inspired me to some reflection, and as a writer's imagination tends to do, mine starting looking for some deeper meaning.
My entire summer has oscillated between stressful and relaxing. There haven't been many days in between. Either I've got a full day of plans (or a job interview), or I've had nothing at all on my schedule. Whether I'm leaving the house that day or not, I still try to get myself ready as if I was having one of those jam-packed days. The routine does wonders for me: feeling like I've accomplished getting ready sets me up for a much more productive and confident day.
Recently, I've been reaching for products that won't weight me down and keep me glowing. You'll see from the picture that a lot of them are well worn (and well loved). Here's what I've been using: