A new me..not quite yet!
Saturday, January 05, 2008
So this morning I got up feeling a little spunky, and plenty brave. I started taking down the Christmas tree, which is a gigantic job, but I'd procrastinated long enough. Then I decided I'd run out and see if I could find some NEW athletic pants.
Now see, here's the deal...I've needed some forever, but haven't bought any for one BIG reason--I don't want to buy them in the size that I need. Now I know that's stupid, and you know that's stupid, but I couldn't help myself. I was in a horrible state of denial.
So my first stop on this shopping journey was to the hair salon. I walked in, stepped up to the counter, and asked for a colored hair bond. ::gasp:: Oh, yes I DID! And I walked out with this lovely bright red bond in my hair. It's really NOT me, and really out of my comfort zone, but it's fun and unique, and I think I'll keep it long enough to wear it to the upcoming concert I'm going go.
After the red hair add-on, I felt GREAT about myself.. And the more people complimented me on it (people I didn't even KNOW,) I completely forgot about my size issues, and bought 2 pair of comfy workout/lounge pants. No more excuses for not buying them..I bought them in the size I NEEDED & not the size that I want to be. Everyone has to start somewhere in their quest for a new "me", right?
Now I'm not claiming that a red hair bond is going to get you over your self esteem issues, or bring on world peace, or anything else significant...but I DO think the little things we do sometimes can inspire us to take the next step. :-)