Seven Months Later and I’m Starting to Get It!
I had a business meeting to attend last week. But having lived in the Pacific Northwest for 13 years, I’ve lost all idea as to how to dress for certain occasions. I don’t think people really “dress up” in Portland. Anyone know what I mean? Has Portlandia done an episode on this yet?
For this meeting I wanted to “dress up” enough to be taken seriously but not so much to put everyone off. Now check this out. Had I attended this business meeting seven months ago, I would have been hard-pressed to figure out what to wear and would have arrived in a pair of jeans and my nicest t-shirt (Portland to the core). But since venturing out on my quest for style, sifting through my closet for something to wear has gotten – dare I say it – easier and even a tiny bit fun!! Changing yourself takes time. It’s taken me seven serious months to feel like I’ve truly learned something and am starting to change. I feel like I’ve taken something I truly hated dealing with (anything clothing related) and turned it into something I feel confident with (I’m actually beginning to love what I put on!). I’ve always believed that we can have the things we want – we just need to trust that we can have them and then go and act accordingly.