Monday, March 21, 2016

How My New Yoga Pants Changed My Life



I recently bought a new pair of yoga pants that are totally outside of my normal style ( my normal style, being no style). I don't know what made me purchase them, as they are so bold and I typically dress rather boring. When they arrived in the mail I tried them on. To my surprise, I liked them!!!! They were so not me, yet so me at the same time...if that makes any sense. Excited, I modeled them for the hubs, who proclaimed them to be absolutely hideous and not to be worn outside of the house. Usually I care a lot about what the hubs thinks, but not on this matter. I adored my new pants and not only would I be wearing them around the house, I'd be wearing them in public too. Later that day, I headed off to yoga class and to run errands in my new crazy pants. While out multiple strangers came up to me and said, "I love your pants!" Men and women alike. It really caught me off guard. My pants were causing me to enter into conversations with all kinds of people I normally would not speak to. For instance, I chatted for a while with an elderly woman in a hot pink fur coat (now how often does that happen?) It was amazing how liberating a pair of pants could be. They will forever remind me to step outside of my comfort zone, live on the wild side, and be seen. What about you? have you ever done something that was out of the norm for yourself? How did it turn out?

"The minute I stopped caring about what other people thought and started doing what I wanted to do, is the minute I finally felt free."~Unknown

6 comments:

  1. That is so great!! Love how your new pants changed how you felt and impacted your day! I recently had a similar experience with getting bolder (blonder) highlights in my hair. I know kinda stupid….but, I have rec'd so many compliments, it really has taken me by surprise. I like the new 'edgier' me…..similar to your pants!! We all should move out of our comfort zone more often!!

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    1. Hi Fran! Happy to hear you are enjoying your highlights. You'll have to post a picture one day so I can see them. I'm sure they look great. Shaking things up sometimes, turns out to be a lot of fun :-)

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  2. As long as you love them that is all that matters, but it is lovely that others like them too isn't it! xx

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  3. You look so relaxed, so cute ... and very serendipitous! It's so very good to see you in person!

    Happy Easter, to you, to yours ...

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    1. Thanks Linda, you are too kind. I hope you and your family have an amazing Easter!

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