Post #35- In The Mean Time

Hello my lip-wear loves! It’s been a while and I just thought it would do well to say hello. Post #34 was published quite some time ago and although I’ve been quieter than usual, I haven’t forgotten us and our love journey of all things lip wear. In fact, I’ve been quite busy with non-lipstick related things.

I’ve recently entered into a new season that I am hoping will be a beautiful, long, and prosperous endeavour. I am now a Worship Pastor at a church here in Toronto and by the grace of God I get to lead others in worship and all that comes with that responsibility. What lipstick am I wearing for this role? Well I’m so glad you asked! Since we’re coming out of a pandemic, we’re still mostly stuck in masks, but the challenge to find something that will last under a mask in the heat of the July Sun is proving difficult. So meetings on Zoom and quick outdoor gatherings are the only occasion for lip wear at all. That being said my purse is currently holds a few options should such an occasion present itself.

The Purse selection ranges from lip care and gloss to matte and liquid lipsticks. For the past two weeks I have revolved around the E.L.F. strawberry ride or die lip balm, FentyBeauty‘s Mauve Wive$ from the Creme lipgloss collection, Self Starter by Maybelline from the Superstay Matte Ink collection, Haute Mess by The LipBar, and Anastasia‘s liquid lipstick in Dusty Mauve, and of course a coloured lip balm by PAT McGRATH called Flesh 3.

Of course the afore mentioned are back ups in case I couldn’t apply something that morning, but I must say I have gotten a chance to grab something that I feel is what my lips should wear for my noon time walk around the neighbourhood. Because it is Summer and so hot, the dresses and fun outfits call for fun and bold lip choices. Naturally, I went for bold as often as I could. 😉So here are a few of the looks from the last couple of weeks on the new job!

I am in that place of enjoying where God has brought me from and where He’s taking me while enjoying right where He has me. Forgive me if the posting schedule seems a little stunted in the next little bit. I am adjusting and learning and growing and I am happy. I sometimes have moments of unnecessary guilt for the good things that are pulling my attention from other things I also like doing, but then I remember that God gave me music, my lips, and he has my future in his hands. I’ll always be a lip loving, lip-wear-lover with a taste for colour, however right now in this ‘mean time’ space, I will need to focus and this is OK. I’ll be back here…especially because there is still so much lipstick to talk about! 😍

I also want to encourage you to take the Interim time, the Mean Time and focus or recalibrate if you need to. The things you’re good at may lead to one place or one space or a single group of people, but if you’re anything like me, they may lead you to many different paths. God made you uniquely YOU and gave you talents and abilities you can turn into skills and use to excel and show his creativity the respect it deserves. We’ve gotten a chance to slow down and re-think a lot over the last 15 months, but 15 months doesn’t have to be your only mean time nor should it add pressure to your life to keep doing something because it is familiar. Take the break or don’t. If you need it, then let me be the first to tell you (as if you needed my permission) that you are allowed to breathe and dream and pray and try again. And don’t forget to enjoy the Mean Time and the time after that. Just like we wear it like we mean it when we speak of lip wear, let’s regroup and adjust like we mean it too.


National Lipstick day is this Thursday July 28, 2021! Get ready and tag me your lips choices. I can’t wait to see your adorned lippies! Don’t forget to #wearitlikeyoumeanit 💋

Published by Temeka W.

Temeka Williams is a Toronto based 30-something-year-old Musician, Singer-Songwriter. She loves Jesus, Cheese, her friends and family, Aunty time with her niece and nephews, and colour in any form. If she’s not teaching ESL, she’s probably playing her guitar , writing a new song, or testing out some new lip-wear.

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