This is the first in my new Weakless Wednesday Challenges. The more and more I blog about my Newlessness year, the more I've been thinking about challenging my readers to join me in doing something against the social norm, to help us remember that we are not all bound by the chains of cultural expectation. I'd like you to join my in a challenge that encourages self-reflection and makes us ask ourselves why we don't deny those chains more often.
The challenges are not for an entire year, rather, just one week. One week of going without doing something you possibly do every day, or one week doing something you don't typically do. These weeks are meant to challenge our practices, habits, and remind us that our decisions shape who we are, who we become, and who our children follow after. Each challenge will be different for everyone, more difficult for some, less for others. As the weeks go by, I hope you challenge yourself in ways you didn't think possible and are encouraged by the newfound freedom as the chains are lifted.
Since this is the first in the series of challenges, I thought it would be fitting to strip ourselves down and take a good hard look at who we really are. This challenge will be for the women readers (don't worry, guys, I'll have something else for you soon).
This week's Weakless Wednesday Challenge is to go Makeupless. That's right, an entire week without one smidgen of makeup on that beautiful God-given face of yours. This one will be tough for a lot of you, and you may have even stopped reading by now. But for those of you who are still intrigued, yet doubtful, just ask yourself why you hesitate. Why would it be so hard to go just one week with our real faces out in the world, with no powder, no mascara, no nothing except our beautiful glowing skin? Now rise to the challenge and just do it. Break through those societal chains! And know that you're not alone, I will be going through the same challenge along with my readers. If you need some encouragement, just read the comments on this post and we will get through it together!
I will say, if you decide to embark on this week long journey, do not make exceptions for yourself! If you have a date, or an event, go without makeup wherever you go, whatever your plans or occasion to truly be liberated in the experience. And don't forget to come back and post your progress!