Eyeliner and anxiety don’t mix well

A few years ago, I worked for a lady who owned her own business. We worked really well together and I could be upfront about my anxiety with no fear of being judged. Her commute to work was longer than mine, so there were days I’d be the first one in. She’d come in and I’d be busy cleaning and she knew I wasn’t having a good day. (I clean when I’m anxious)

I’ll never forget the day I showed up to work with red puffy eyes. She asked me if I was okay. I told her I didn’t sleep the night before and had really bad anxiety. She understood and I went on to tell her about how I didn’t bother putting any eye make up on because my hands were so shaky. From this point on, “not a good day for eyeliner” became a thing. Putting liquid eyeliner on is a chore on a good day!! Let alone a day that I haven’t slept, my hands are sweaty and shaking.

The best part is… it still makes me laugh. No matter how bad my anxiety is. I could have cried for hours and be completely exhausted but saying it’s not a good day for eye liner, puts a smile on my face.

So here’s to days that are good for eyeliner and days that aren’t good for eyeliner. I’ll face you both with a smile.

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