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 ... ?