Happy New Year!
It’s been well over a year since I posted so I thought a proper reintroduction is in order before I start bombarding your inbox with tales of my latest adventures in medical beauty and anti-aging.
Where to begin…
Well, my forced hiatus was a byproduct of getting a big promotion at work (yay) and my company getting restructured (boo), so I had to double down on my day job. In the process I gained 20lbs, but am alive to tell about it. I also stopped drinking (seriously), managed my melasma, flirted with Fraxel, tried Kybella, lived in eyelash extensions and found the cure for skinny eyebrows (for reals).
Three detoxes, 1 Konmari and a Whole 30 later I continue to live in a healthy state of perpetual #FOMO. I’m just as fed up with the lack of credible medical beauty information as ever; believing it’s either too clinical and sanitized, or fluffy drivel that’s nothing more than a reshuffled press release that stops short of evaluating whether they’re safe or worth their salt.
While work/life/balance eludes me as much as unicorns, having a platform to share with all of you is my happy place and I’ve missed it. Later this month, look for the usual suspects on Ultherapy, Kybella, detox diets, eyelash extensions, etc.
But this time around, there’s another angle I want to explore. During my sabbatical, I became sensitive to the vulgarity in the way women are portrayed in the media which I attribute to the hefty premium we place on youth and beauty alone. As such, there’s a wiff of desperation and pity in the air in any conversation aimed at anti aging, too many tropes and condescending stereotypes.
I don’t know about you, but I’m starved for a new conversation about beauty, anti-aging and the female experience. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never apologize for wanting to look good and haven’t abandoned the quest for the latest and greatest. But I ‘d like to right size the beauty dialogue and give more power to the gifts that being north of 40 brings by celebrating the people and idea who live big beyond just the pursuit of a wrinkle free visage. Women who boldly lean into the latter half of life instead of sweep it under the rug and dress it up as something it’s not. Think less Kardashian, more Princess Leia.
With that said, bring it 2016.
New year, new chapter, new game.