Often, I turn to the Internet to see how I should be as a woman. There is no shortage of aspirational articles like, “Here’s the Simple, 37-Step Skin Care Routine I Do Three Times a Day to Look Like a Fresh Baby’s Bottom,” and “This Diet of Only Raw Air and Dandelion Petals Will Make You Beautiful in Only 90,000 Days.”
Not only are they unrealistic, but they also sound awfully unfun.
The Internet doesn’t have to make you feel bad about all the things you’re not doing as a woman. It shouldn’t make you feel inadequate — it’s perfectly possible to go about your life without a signature lip color or any knowledge whatsoever of the latest fashion trends for 2018. I should know. I do it every day.
So, in order to make being a complete woman on the Internet a little less daunting, I sacrifice to you the reality of my morning routine. I am a regular woman, I am 28 years old, I own one container of concealer that I use only for weddings and other special occasions, and I get pretty much all of my clothes from Old Navy.
And this is my weekday morning routine.