I was talking with some friends the other day who told me that they miss the way I used to be – “used to” meaning when I was expressing my fashion sense more outwardly more of the time.
I actually found that to be one of the high points of my week. For me, I rather like the way I feel when I can be myself while in blouses, heels, jewelry, and a dash of makeup. I’ve been complimented by many women, so I feel I’m doing at least something right.
When I go shopping in stores that cater to my taste, the people there are not put off, they’re not rude, and they don’t brush me off……it’s just another transaction to them – something that didn’t used to exist before. Heck……I remember being thrown out of a restaurant before even getting to the door, and now I actually get respect from places I choose to eat at.
I suppose there is no reason not to do it more on my off-time, but that seems so limited now – more so than before. I still have my times though.