My summer is full of traveling and weddings- so dressing up- doing my hair and putting on make up has become a consistent part of my summer- almost natural.. but not. So- I was traveling to NY on Friday for a bridal shower for my sister in law and I was wearing a long sun dress, no make up and my hair in a frizz ball on top of my head. I would call this Lindsay in the raw. I didn't want people I knew to see my like this- but what was the purpose of traveling in full makeup and hair?There isn't a purpose and that is exactly why I didn't care the way I looked.
Anyway, I stopped at a travel plaza in the middle of nowhere to use the bathroom. After I opened the stall door- the person waiting for me was this beautiful girl- also probably in the raw. I KNEW her- she and I had gone to middle school and some high school together. What a crazy world? We started talking and hugging and catching up but in the back of my mind I was thinking... oh gosh- she probably thinks i let myself go. yada yada yada. It was evident that she wasn't looking at my outside she was just so excited to see me, as I was with her. Two girls in the raw- no judgements, no nothing. I was so excited to run into her- and the rest of her family- that I started to not care what I was looking like and just enjoy it.
Moral of the story- Lindsay in the raw is just as good as dolled up Lindsay- I actually like myself a little bit better in the raw. I think it shows peoples true colors- it allows for a real conversation. I am not saying people should stop showering and not being presentable. What I AM saying is that people need to start looking through all the make up and see people in the raw- start liking people because they are interesting or they are quirky. See peoples true colors and celebrate them- whether they are in full form or in the raw.
Go Realty Girl