Okay. I’m back from vacation. Sequim, WA may be in the Banana Belt but it was just plain ol’ northwest gloom when we were there. Not that I minded too much. We still had tons of fun (I visited the best Goodwill in Seattle I’ve ever been to. Fabulous brands, shoes and everything. Prices were incredible. Employees were kind and helpful. Amazing. Uh-maaay-zeeen).
To get myself back in the style-search groove, I re-read a recent post about my issues with skirts. After reading the post, I rolled my eyes and shook my head. There I go again, over-thinking my life. What I really need more than a closet full of new skirts? A little conversation with my friend. The one that can get away with telling me to “get over yourself, Betsy”. Yeah – she shoulda called me up that day. No wait. She should call me up every day.
Anyway, I felt so stuck after I wrote that post. Like I just couldn’t make it happen. And then I remembered a key point I’ve learned during this challenge. Take a step forward. Big or small – no matter. If I want to figure out something, then I just need to do it. Simple as that.
Thanks to the advice in some of your comments (Cosmo and Char), I decided to consider a dress since less is involved in one piece. Let’s make it real simple here. I ran over to our local thrift shop and found a dress (that cute yellow thing in the photo). Just like that. Because of what I’ve been learning about myself lately, it was easier for me to find something that was me – not something I thought I should wear but something I truly loved (I love flowy things).
The moral of this story? When a challenge presents itself, when I start to feel sorry for myself, when I’m not going anywhere? I’m reminded of a little saying I’ve seen here and there, “She believed she could, so she did.” And so I will.