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Let’s talk about beauty products here for a minute. To be honest I wasn’t really that interested in make-up/beauty products etc until I got divorced. Up until that point I am pretty sure I used the exact same make-up that I used in high school and it just wasn’t really in our budget either. I got divorced and between dating again and just wanting to do something for myself to feel fresh and confident again I started really loving using and experimenting with new beauty products.
While I think a lot of us running obsessed people are in running clothes most of the time and sweating out on the roads (or the stuffy gym;) it is always super fun for me to have days/nights to get spruced up and go out.
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My skin felt amazing during and after this Aloe Rescue face mask… I need to make this a regular thing. I love the variety that comes in each box… the above one came with the face mask, lipstick, a hydrating cleanser, golden skin roll-on and the POREfessional (used to help minimize the appearance of pores ((I didn’t even know this existed ha but I love it)). If you are feeling like you are in a rut with your make-up or skin care or you love finding new awesome beauty products then you really need to try GLOSSYBOX.
She is surprisingly good about putting lipstick on me.
So since we are still in the month of Love and talking about these fun beauty products… let’s talk a bit about dating. Most of these questions are completely made up from my head but a few of them have been asked by readers before.
How do you meet people?
-Blind dates (I might be one of the only people that actually really likes blind dates ha), my girlfriends know everyone within a 10 mile radius and so I meet people through them and at church. I haven’t tried the online thing.
When do you introduce people you are dating to Brooke?
-This has been so different for each relationship. I dated a guy last summer that I had been friends with for months before we started dating. He had already met Brooke when we were just friends and so she came on dates with us as soon as we became exclusive. Most people I have dated haven’t met her and some were introduced to her a month or so into the relationship. As she gets older I feel like I don’t want to introduce her quickly at all because she understands more now about what is going on. She gets attached quickly because she doesn’t see her dad a ton and I think having a guy around makes her really happy and then the break-ups affect her too. I am pretty sure my heart rate goes to 200 anytime somebody I am dating talks about meeting her. She is just the most special thing in my entire world and figuring out the right thing for her in this situation is rough because her heart is just too important to me. I also don’t want to fall in love with someone because it means I get the mom/dad/kid feeling that I crave so badly… I need to fall in love with the person and not just because it makes me so happy to see my guy playing with Brooke… but once they do meet her they have to be crazy good with her for things to progress. How’s that for a long answer?
What is the hardest part about dating again?
-Break-ups. Goodness gracious those hurt and I turn to Netflix and chocolate to get through them;) How to tell that a break-up just went down over here—> I start watching Gilmore Girls over again obsessively and wear the same sweatshirt every day for two weeks straight.
Are you awkward after a break-up?
-Yes, I actually don’t know how to act normal when I run into an ex. It’s not like the relationships ended on a bad note or anything… I just stutter, have no idea what to say, look at my feet when we talk and feel super weird whenever I run into an ex. If somebody could help me to act less embarrassing in these situations I would really appreciate that;)
What is the best part about dating again?
-It is super great to have butterflies, to get to know someone, to experience new things together, to laugh, and to feel again for somebody else (I used to think I would NEVER ever feel again… but I definitely do again and that is refreshing:).
Does dating stress you out?
-Yes, when things get serious… and let me know if you want a full post about this because I could go on for a year about it. Maybe I’m just too aware of what can go wrong or the fact that I am not just dating for myself but for Brooke too makes me worry. And maybe when it is the right guy I won’t feel stressed about it but the last few weeks have felt beyond good to just take a break (and I plan to keep taking a break for some time) from even thinking about dating and instead take care of the Brookers and me, family time and spend time with my girls instead.
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Have any funny dating stories to share? I would love to hear them! Any other single parents out in the dating world… what are your thoughts on the whole situation?
What are some of your favorite beauty products? What is your routine w/make-up, skin care etc?
Are you a lipstick person?
What do you have on your running schedule today?
-A few Tuesday Tempo miles for me which I am excited about!