dress ~ Asos
shoes ~ Bakers
belt ~ thrifted
headpiece ~ Etsy (from our wedding)
i heard a quote from eleanor roosevelt the other day,
"do one thing every day that scares you."
and it resonated with me. i am a person who sometimes lets fear control me. or worry. or both. fear and worry of what others might think. fear of looking stupid. worry that i will upset someone. and i am about 95% better as i get older, but it still creeps back every once in a while.
so i thought that this quote would be a good inspiration for me. while there are many things in life that i am scared to do, i don't know that i could do most of them every day. i mean, i can't scuba dive in minnesota in january. i can't just rent a plane and skydive any ol' time. but, i can start very small with this blog.
so i have started to think of sartorial fears...things that i am afraid to really show you guys ~ things like my wrinkles, my face without makeup, my hair right when i wake up. i am afraid to wear skinny jeans and a tight shirt for a full day (it makes me physically uncomfortable to think about). i am scared to sit down in a tight pencil skirt because my belly might stick out. i fear wearing, and even more so, taking a picture of myself in a swimsuit. i am sure there are plenty more that i will come to think of throughout the year..but i'm going to try to start small and do a few of these things that scare me.
baby steps, right? first a bikini picture, then maybe i'll skydive. just not at the same time.
how about you, what scares you? join me this year in chasing away the fears. stay tuned for makeup-less, wrinkly faced photos!!