Dress Up Again

Maybe, we should all decide to dress up again and make the day’s events at least seem special.

I mean – aren’t all days on earth special – to some extent anyway?

Sure, we are all on Zoom, or not necessarily required to wear fancy clothes for work any more…but it can make a difference.

I am not trying to judge the jogger, jegging or jean wearing. I do it too.

But, when you want to really feel normal, those pant options just don’t cut it.

I remember the New Year’s Eve of 1999 into 2000, when we were all kind of worried about Y2K! and what might happen, we made it an “at home, black tie event”. We dressed up even though we didn’t know if the world was going to just end…or, end as we knew it. With computers and the internet and all that.

Funny, how silly that was now, when we look back, now. We planned for that and nothing happened. Yet now, look how much the world has changed for something we couldn’t even remotely anticipate, let alone plan for its impact on our lives.

But, the dressing up in 1999 into 2000 was for a reason. It was the end of a century. A momentous occasion. We were going into the next millennia and the world was going to change.

I was a recent mom was totally okay with staying in, but welcoming the occasion to dress up. At least I was until I realized that not a single one of my little black dresses would fit over my new mamma, post-baby body. (Back then we didn’t have cute little baby bumps and we didn’t lose it all in short order either!)

It’s been 20 years, and seems like at least that long since lock down started in mid March, which is in reality, just under a year ago.

I think we need to rethink our “work from home attire” and do it soon. Maybe it will help with our mindset. Maybe it won’t, but at least we will be ready when we are free to move about the world again…(wow, when was the last time you heard a flight attendant say “you are now free to move about the cabin”?)

If you miss this, decide to do something about it.

Pick a day, decide to dress up again. Just for one day. You might decide you like it and it will certainly help motivate you to keep up with your January resolutions to work out…while making you feel normal and maybe even motivate you to do something extraordinary, too.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

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