Most of the time, I’m comfortable in my skin and in my clothes. Then, summer happens. Whereas in fall and winter I cuddle up in great sweaters, jeans and comfy sweat pants, in spring and summer, the weather dictates that more of me will be exposed to the world.
If there were no mirrors or reflective glass anywhere in the world, I’d probably be fine (think about that one for a minute) but there it is. I care what I look like. Mostly I just want to be healthy (mentally as well as physically) and that is actually my biggest motivation for exercising and eating differently. My doctor gave me the warning last week – if you want to avoid high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, lost weight. And knowing that all three of these can actually be managed by “simply” losing weight, I am determined to make it so.
In the meantime, the warm weather we are experiencing again on the West Coast means I gotta wear something! So I went on a bit of a mission last week when I was in Mission, BC. I visited the MCC Thrift Shop there and came home with two fun things:
I love skirts. I just find them so much more comfortable than pants. I love the detail on this one and I got it for a mere $3 because a seam had come apart in the lining. Five minutes with a needle and thread and it was fixed.
Then there’s this. Can you say “folk music festival”? “hello hippy”? “uber granola”? I even have Birkenstocks to go with it. I know, right?