Bathroom Magic

24 Oct

This week’s topic in my blogging group is “in my bathroom”.  I believe the bathroom is a magical place (I know, save the snarky comments). I mean it. It is a place of transformation and sometimes resolution. It is the place where my day starts and where my day ends. When I open my eyes in the morning, walk into my bathroom and look in the mirror, I think about what the day holds, who I may see, who I may speak to; and then I start the process of freshening up to face a new day with a new attitude. You may find this strange but we have two lights in our small bathroom; one bright light, and one dim light over the shower. I prefer to only have the dim light on in the morning because, as I tell my husband, ‘it is my spa moment.’ It sounds creepy but I like to start the day really peaceful and relaxed and showering to a dim light helps. At the end of the day my bathroom is the place where I wash the day off and think about the events which took place. This I do with the bright light. I like to see my make up come off and how my teeth look after they’ve been brushed and flossed. Being a mom, the bathroom is also a place that has seen my many emotions. I have danced, screamed, and cried in there. Second to my closet, it is my place of solitude where I can grab a few moments to organize my thoughts, read, or just be brain dead before tackling what may be outside my door. I don’t know, I guess my bathroom is a place of change and cleansing; changing into the person the world sees then cleansing myself free of the ‘dirt’ I may have attracted during the day. Who knew talking about a bathroom could get so deep? My husband built the bench pictured above out of the leftover tile we had when we re-did the bathroom. It’s small and sturdy and allows me to gather my thoughts or even read in the bathroom sitting on something other than, well, you know.

For today’s lipstick I chose Aquaphor. I know I’ve mentioned this product before but I love it! I actually swipe this on my lips before I go to bed so that they are lipstick ready the next morning! Rise and Shine!


10 Responses to “Bathroom Magic”

  1. angeline garcia October 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    I understand your feelings of a bathroom as a place to relax, thats what i use mine for, I go in for quiet time as i call it. I use it as a idea room. If im stuck for a paper for school, i go there its solitude is amazing for the thought process

    • Anna October 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Love that you can go into your bathroom to help clear your thoughts! Me too!

  2. Hilary October 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    This was very insightful and so true! I’ve honestly never thought that that is the place I start and end each day but it is and I completely agree with you on the lighting!

    • Anna October 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Thanks Hilary!

  3. diana October 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    sure enjoyed blog it is true that I wake up and go straight to the bathroom to start my day and say this is going to be a good day….and end the day by digesting what took place throughout the day thanks for reminder..

  4. Jo October 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    We are of the same mind on this one, too. Seems we often are! Very well written and not a single word I could find to disagree about.
    Happy Birthday, again and hope you do something fun for you!

    • Anna October 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Thank you Jo! I do feel we are on the same page most of the time! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  5. drchoneydew October 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    ABSOLUTELY!! :0)

  6. Word Nerd October 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    I don’t think I know a woman (and especially a mother) who hasn’t seen her bathroom as a place of refuge. Sometimes, a good private cry in the bathroom is all that’s needed to release all the stress and give us back our smiles.

    • Anna October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

      Thanks Beth! I love me a good cry in my bathroom!

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