September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
“Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self, in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one’s nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned.” ~James Baldwin
At my core, I am who am. Throughout my life, I felt like perhaps my outside did not match my inside. Typically, I am only able to express my creativity, my uniqueness, and other intracacies through my shoes. In the words of my godmother “My ego is in my shoes.”
Recently, I have decided to upgrade my health by getting to a healthy weight, making healthy choices, and revitalizing my healthy lifestyle. I guess with success in weight loss (I am down to 215), comes the desire to change other things. For me, that is manifesting in a new interest in fashion, make up, and projecting my inner beauty everyday, not just on special occasions. I find myself reading fashion blogs, wanting to hit up the thrift store, Ross, TJ Maxx and other low cost fashionista options to change my wardrobe.
My co-worker is very thrity, but very fashionable. I’ve informed her that we will be taking a trip to the Smithfield outlets in October to spruce up my winter wardrobe. She is on board.
When I first got my job, I was consumed with paying off debt, getting my finances on track, etc. While I still have a little ways to go. I think I have gotten to the point where doing something for myself a few times a month is required. The past few weeks, travel has been at the top of that list. Over the next few weeks it will be WARDROBE and MAKEUP. Que . . .