Today is Ian & I’s 9th anniversary. It’s amazing, in a way, when I look back on how much time has gone by and how happy we still are. There have always been challenges and will continue to be many, but one of the things I’ve really learned is how important my relationship with Ian really is, and how important it is to nurture that–and all the other relationships in my life–every day.
Though this blog officially ends on Dec. 31, this will, in all likelyhood, be my last “official” entry. It’s been an interesting year; I’ve found a lot of things that work (being nice to people, (regardless of gender) putting on a little makeup as a means of pampering myself, cross-stitch) and some that don’t (ice baths, beets as blush, curlers). I got a haircut I hated and one I loved. I got engaged. I learned to dress a little better and trusted myself to throw out clothes that just weren’t working for me. I ate Cajun food I would have never tried on my own.
But what I really learned was that I really like being a woman. It’s something I take for granted a lot, but being feminine is a real pleasure. I like looking nice. I like having pretty hair and wearing perfume and cooking dinner. But what I really liked about all of it was that it was a choice I made because it made ME feel good about myself. If Ian or Dave or Eeon or Pete or Matthew or any of the other wonderful men who took me out and put up with me liked it, well, that was just extra frosting on the cake.
But for all the wonderful men I had the immense pleasure of spending time with this year, I also got a chance to really connect with some wonderful women. From Jamie and her fabulous French ways to hearing all the details of my grandmother’s wedding, this wouldn’t have been any fun without their assistance.
A handful of fedora-sporting twerps favorited this blog over the year, writing comments about how women aren’t feminine anymore and how that hurt their poor little man feelings and blah blah blah. They can all go cook a radish as far as I’m concerned. Every woman, whether she’s in Spanx or sweatpants, is beautiful.
The blog will probably be quite for a bit as I get my new year’s bearings…but I’m about to buy a house and plan a wedding, so keep an eye out for more from the Glam Geek.
Until then, stay glamorous! XOXOXO, darlings.