In this season, getting dressed can highlight all that is different. For many of us, there is a section of our closet that hasn’t been used in months.
Fashion for me, has long been about self control. In high school we didn’t have a lot of money, so we shopped at Goodwill. Creativity came out of our lack.
Since then, I’ve never had infinite money to buy everything I want. So dressing has always existed with limitations. Which for the most part, makes way for higher levels of creativity and deeper contentment.
Except when I’m cranky. Then I don’t want to wear anything I own. And the notion of getting dressed as a way to show up, only highlights what I feel I can’t have.
Today, some of you can’t have the heels you wore everyday at your job. Because you aren’t going to your job.
👆🏻So many other examples of this, for each of us. Clothes that don’t work in this new weird season.
Where does that leave us?
First, I think it’s ok to be cranky here and there.
Second, no part of your story is wasted. I am a fashion designer BECAUSE I couldn’t afford a prom dress and remade my homecoming dress with a hot glue gun and a pair of scissors.
In the same way, just by living through these sometimes long days, you are creating a beautiful future. You don’t have to be thriving. You just have to keep going.