Getting older is an interesting thing. It's funny to look back and think about all the simple things I was unwilling to do because of what others might think. Or, rather, because of what I assumed others might think. Opportunities I passed up, times I kept quiet, times I couldn't quite be fully myself for fear of judgement. Though these times are not completely gone, they show up less and less. As I become more comfortable with myself as a woman, an artist, a dreamer, a word-maker-upper, and a random thing doer - I begin to appreciate the things that make me me. I can admit to myself that sometimes I like me. I still have many days where I wonder what the heck me is doing, but we mostly get along.
These sneakers that I'm wearing....I love them. They are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Why? Because I think they're hideous. I think they are quite ugly - like, why-would-anyone-wear-those type ugly, and I love them for it. When I considered buying them, I thought, "these are ugly, they are too trendy, how would that look? What would people think?"
Then I thought, "Get a hold of yourself woman! Get over yourself! Also, arguing with yourself in your mind is weird - you should stop that. But at least we're not doing it out loud, right?? Hahahaha! You're being weird again."
|You know that saying, "A face only a mother could love"? That would apply here - ya know - if shoes had faces.|
I'm coming to a place where I can be unapologetically me. Where I accept that there are things that need changing and strive to work on those while accepting that there are things that I can be confident in as well. I do/say/wear what I feel and, with God's help, I just become the me that I can be most proud of. And today I'm proud of the chick who wears hideous shoes just because she feels like it.
|The leather on the jacket compliments the leather on the pants nicely I thought. So I wore them. Together. Pictured here.|
What are some things (quirky or otherwise) you enjoy about yourself?
Ring: Forever 21
Jacket: Bar III
Leggings: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Steve Madden