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Almost exclusively outfits, and most anything that includes distressed jeans has been catching my attention. I’m really wishing one of those distressed jeans + blazer looks would actually fly as appropriate at work, but we are definitely not that relaxed so I guess my distressed denim will just have to continue being worn in this form that should pretty much just be called my weekend uniform at this point!
Some de-cluttering although I think I’ll forever and always feel like this is work in progress in our house! But this time a bunch of purses and more clothes are just waiting to be donated in the next trip to Goodwill and other gems hit the trash, things like a Walkman (seriously had to be from like the late 90s, right?), my YMCA membership card from high school, and a TomTom navigation that was at least 10 years old and gave directions in the voice of Homer Simpson.
Physically? Sick! The germs that ended in the respiratory flu for my son have worked their way through my husband and me too. Everyone else seems to be recovered, but my recently morphed into a cough that’s feeling way too familiar from my round with bronchitis in the fall. Here’s hoping this viral bug gets the heck out of our house soon.
But emotionally, I was feeling stuck in a little bit of a funk but something worked to snap me out of it. I’m not sure what or who to thank for that, but I’m enjoying feeling pretty much back to my usual self.
New glasses! My current pair is a little over three years old now and I finally have an appointment today for an eye exam, but I’m being super picky about finding a pair that I like. I kind of like the idea of something a little more funky like this pair in the tea rose fade color, but given that these will be on face every waking moment I’d say I’m much more likely to go with another brown or tortoise pair like this one or this one (even though I’m so picky that even the little ck on the side bothers me – I don’t want to walk around like permanent advertising for a brand!). Fingers crossed I find a pair tonight that I really like or the hunt and likely indecisiveness will continue.
Letting go and saying no. Seeing the Solly Baby book club selection for the month of March being Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist motivated me to pick it up again and while I’m stuck again and haven’t made a ton of progress, she already spoke to me just with her talk about being the type of person who is uncomfortable at the thought of letting someone down (raising my hand so high with this one, because me too!!) but needing to realize that you will let someone down at some point and you get to be in control of what that looks like and who you’re doing that too.
What I’ve realized as I’ve forced myself to think about this as it applies to my life, is that these ways in which I feel like I’m letting someone down by either choosing to do or not to do something are so minor that most of the time the people I think I’m disappointing aren’t even upset about it. In fact, they probably don’t even think twice about it. To steal a take home lesson from the book that holds the title of current favorite for me, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, people are far too busy worrying about themselves and unless you succeed spectacularly or fail spectacularly then nobody is probably paying you much mind anyway!