#Reverb14: Prompt 18- Nourishment

Prompt 18:

In the busyness of the everyday, taking time to nourish the soul doesn’t reach the top of the ‘to do’ list as often as it should. 

What nourishes your soul? How would you like to incorporate more of this into your life in 2015?

As a writer who works from home, I spend a lot of time in my head and on the computer. It takes effort for me to be in touch with my physical body. It sometimes seems like weeks can go by without looking at myself in the mirror except for when I put my makeup on.

Nourishing my body in 2015 would be the best way to nourish my soul. 

In 2015, I’d like to make more effort to make myself feel beautiful both inside and out. That surely involves exercise, but it also involves little things like splurging on some nice moisturizer and not just settle for the generic CVS brand. I’d also like to replace some of my sparkly MAC eye shadows that I used to wear often and would love to wear again just as frequently.

This week, I did a very quick photo shoot for an upcoming re-release of my book Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job. The updated book will have me on the cover (AGH!) in a power pose. I was luckily to have my friend Marie Bramlett of Wicked Lulu do my makeup and blow out my hair into bouncy curls and help me feel gorgeous and sexy. After the shoot, I felt so fancy that I had to have drinks at the Forsyth Mansion! When I got home that evening, I took these quick selfies. My house’s lighting doesn’t do Marie’s work  justice… but check out that bounce!!  I can’t wait to see the photos from the official shoot.

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In 2015, I want to remember that I can just look beautiful for myself and no other reason.

How will you nourish yourself in 2015?