Yesterday, I was wandering around Walnut street to explore the shopping possibilities in the center city of Philadelphia. Somewhere between Zara and American Apparel's racks I caught myself thinking: "No, it is not appropriate." "I can't wear this." and "This is too much."
To be clear, I am not criticizing the brands' collection but my own dare wearing it.
It is not that I would refuse to wear something because of other people's judgments.
What is it then?
I stopped at a cafe to brood over my thoughts and give some rest to my sore feet. ( I have never got lost in NYC, but I am regularly lost in Philadelphia) In the meantime of nibbling a bread with beetroot spread, I was enumerating a list of reasons why not to wear what I like. Finally, I thought myself: "Wait a minute. When I put on something that is not 'me' just because I think it is 'right' thing to do, it never feels right and I never feel comfortable in it."
I guess what I want to say is not to be scared of doing what we really want to and stop paying attention to the thoughts that are holding us back. Kick the heels up!
You know what I mean? Do you hear me?