The past 2 months, I’ve been running towards the goal of listing skirts online.
It was a massive undertaking with tears and joy, but more than both: a LOT of hard work.
Why? Why do I push so hard and care so much? It’s not because I want you to buy my designs and prove I’m a good designer.
I see my designs as the means to an end.
And what’s the end? Transformation in your life. I believe we settle into habits that end up defining us. What we wear affects how we interact with our world; how we approach our lives. It’s often a reflection of how we see ourselves on the inside.
Even over-spending and over-primping is a habit, that can reflect an inner void.
I told my daughter this week that it took me 15 years to figure out how to menu plan. When I first got married, I bought frozen pasta dishes and added hot dogs. Then I found Rachael Ray’s 30 minute meals; where she taught me the proper way to cut an onion and bread a chicken cutlet. It was years more before I developed a schedule and collection of meals that allowed me to plan and prep for a week of dinners and school lunches while also working.
Building a wardrobe is the same. Developing skill and technique, while working through inner issues along the way. There is so much self discipline involved to:
*avoid over spending
*avoid jealousy of others who will always have more and better
*retrain the voice of negativity telling you what you can and can’t wear
*tune out other people’s opinions about your style
*learn about the colors and silhouettes that make you feel ‘like yourself’
*learn what types of clothing work with your lifestyle
*develop systems of putting together outfits and taking care of your clothes that give time rather than take it.
Now imagine, because I’ve gotten ready for my day in 15 minutes, and because everything in this picture is washable, I have given myself the gift of time and confidence. Both are invaluable as I work and mom.