Jewelery Forever 21
Many people have asked me why I do this blog. Some people probably think I'm weird, vain, or bored. Others make fun of my fashion mistakes. But I do this blog for me. I like fashion but I've never taken many risks. Through this blog I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone to try new things. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't. So what?
My job is not highly acclaimed or lucrative. It's hard, has long hours, and requires me to be more patient, kind, and gentle. And it doesn't require a dress code. The work I do includes scrubbing yogurt off the floor, wiping bums, folding laundry, putting toys away, and kissing boo boos. I could skip a shower, wear pj's, and no make-up all day and be work appropriate. My kids could care less. But when someone rings the doorbell a sense of dread sweeps over me that I look like this. At 2:30 in the afternoon. Or if I need to run to the grocery store for a gallon of milk "really quick", I realize unless I want to strut this hot mess out in public I'll need to shower and get ready and it really won't be that quick after all.
Most days I am probably overdressed for vacuuming and cleaning toilets. I run the risk of getting my nice clothes sweaty, covered in orange fingerprints, and a little snot. But, as I'm scrubbing that mirror, I can smile back at my reflection and know I'm doing my best at being me. I feel confident to answer that door or make a last minute trip to the store. I enjoy my day a little more. And that makes it all worth it.