Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Feminine Differential - Not Overthinking
There was a time when getting Rhonda out the door was a three hour process. Choosing the outfit, bubble bath (to set the mood), makeup, getting the hair just so, foundation garments, and finally getting dressed. Every moment along the process severed to set the mood. Does any of this resemble your process.
As some would describe the dilemma - "Fish or cut bait"?
Fast forward to this morning's market shopping. Being a people-watcher over the years, I have been studying wardrobes utilized in situations in which i would like to participate. Office/professional was my goal for many years because that is where I pictured myself. Casual later became a destination as my "Escape" world expanded; now the everyday reality.
This morning I did not give a second though to the decades old henley cotton top, Lee slim jeans, and Skechers D'Lites that I wore. "Do you need any help ma'am". 'Can I reach that for you ma'am.". "Do you need any help with your cart ma'am".
Yes, there are times when I do question either their sincerity or vision. However, welcome the recognition that I am blending; deserved or not. It is appreciated.
Lesson - there is nothing wrong with a great afternoon of self-indulgence and feminine pampering. As I look at my calendar, I am not getting any younger and time-is-a-wasting. Plan accordingly and realize that there is not anyone you need to impress, other than yourself. Dress to blend and take advantage of of the time you have. Overthinking only slows the exit. It is not the process but the reality of the escape.