How to grab on...

I was reading a really interesting post about women who "let themselves go" over at Super Kawai Mama. Go over and read it ! Started thinking about my own life... I will turn 45 this year. And in some ways I have let myself go. Oh, I clean up pretty well and I´m not afraid of wearing what ever I feel like when the mood strikes me, but it rarely does... or let me clarify that. I love a vintage style and I love dressing up, but between walking the dog out, working, cleaning the house and going shopping I tend to pull out the old sneakers time and time again. Also, since I´m not dating right now ( oh, listen to me will you, the feminist blaming men for my sloppy style !! ) its like I don´t have the energy to make the effort...

I guess its like brushing ones teeth, you just have to do it again and again regularly until its second nature. But the quote that really got me thinking was when SKM wrote the following in a comment reply :

" Ah, the old “life on hold till I lose weight, get a new house, find a job..” routine. That’s a cracker and one I often find myself falling into. This is our life RIGHT NOW! And if I get hit by a bus tomorrow, do I want my best self to have gone unseen because I wasn’t the weight I wanted to be?".

This really hit home with me... Why oh why, should I let something as mundane as a little extra weight stop me from making the extra effort to look good ?!!! This must stop now !

And since every walk starts with a few committed steps this is my pledge. I will wear heels at least twice a week ! ( Wearing heels is in itself a commitment to wearing something nice :)

Dear vintage lovers how do you do to grab on to something for fear of letting go ... ?


The Glamorous Housewife said...

I read that post last night and thought it was a wonderful, thought provoking piece. My whole blog is dedicated to getting rid of the whole sweatpants, no makeup, flip flop wearing 'old' me and finding my way back to the way I was in my 20's. It started with a 20 pound weight loss and I have never looked back. What I have found most compelling about my 'change' is how kind people are to me when I am out in public. Before I just blended into the background- which was my goal- but now people stop and chat with me, or smile at me more at the register, and to be totally honest, I have had more then one man tell me how beautiful I look! It feels good to be noticed. I might have to follow your lead and mention it on my blog.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

The Glamorous Housewife said...

In response to your comment on my blog- I am tickled you think I am an old hat on the blogs, but I have only been doing this for two months. I don't really have any answers to your questions and would like to know the answers! LOL! I believe you can click a button when you post that will set you up so you get an email when somebody replies, but I usually just check back with the posts I am interested in. As for getting new viewers, I have no idea how to go about that! I just put my blog out there and people seem to find it! Good luck and I look forward to more of your posts.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Anonymous said...

I have always in my eyes any way made an effort to look my best,no im far from vain..I just believe were as beautiful as any so called top model if not more so..I always find time for the make up and hair,ive had weight problems like any one else but you only sink lower if you look low in the first place..Its nice to get compliment's, but you can do that everyday just look in the mirror and smile your almost there...Love your blog

Diva said...

Thank you for the thoughtful and inspirational comments !


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