I’ve been peaking, and I didn’t even plan it. Suddenly, with only one week to go or life without a mirror, I have found myself peeking…catching glimpses of the top of my head, a piece of my face, or a distant look at my body coming at a mirror. Amazing. I wasn’t doing that before, and it feels like it is my way of getting ready to be back in the world of mirrors. I’m not sure I’m ready for that, but I am sure that I want to look at my hair when I fix it in the mornings. That part (not seeing my hair) has been bothersome.
I learned there are some things I couldn’t do when not looking in mirrors:
Get my hair cut (can’t avoid the mirror in the salon)
Pick out a new pair of glasses
Buy a shirt
Put on some of my makeup (became a minimalist)
Do yoga (4 walls of mirrors in studio)
There’s more, but you get the gist… Mirrorless living put some limits on my life.
But there were also some freedoms…I didn’t really care much about all the exterior things of life because I didn’t see them. “Seeing is believing” had a new meaning for me…I chose to see less of me and more of the world around me. And that has been a wonderful journey.
But now I’m peeking…Getting ready to return on Sunday morning. Somethings I will not do again. I will only try on one outfit in the morning. I will keep my dressing routine to 15 minutes (how liberating that is!). I will remove many of the mirrors in my house (don’t need that many). I will not look in the bathroom mirror every time I wash my hands…
I loved this journey, though at times it has been frustrating. I really need to buy some summer tops… Mostly, it has been fantastic. I hope you give it a try sometime. It could change you… I could make you see life differently…
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. I Corinthians 13:12