The other day I walked into my closet and as always I struggled to find what to wear. Who is with me? Mind you I’ve two closets but that doesn’t necessarily means it’s easy. One thing I know for sure: the more clothes I have the more I struggle to find what to wear. Then I get mad: how is it possible not to know what to wear? It’s not rocket science is it???
As I glanced over the bottom and top rows I still didn’t know what to pick, but my eyes fell on a pencil navy blue skirt with a vest that I bought when I was living in Germany back in . . . 1997. 17 year later and I still like this 2-piece outfit. Made of polyester, nothing fancy and yet, after all these years and places I lived in, for some reason this skirt followed me all over the world until I settled in the US in 2003.
Why this skirt? Not sure. But it kind of makes me wonder what is it about it that makes it a keeper? There are no exceptional memories associated with it, no emotions or events and yet, here it is, hanging in my closet, waiting for me to wear it.
There were times I didn’t fit in it anymore. Then I used it as a challenge to drop a few pounds, telling myself all I need to do is to fit back in it and I’ll be happy with my weight. Perhaps that’s what this skirt represents for me: my balance for a perfect weight. Perfect weight=being happy with myself=confidence
Did I just discover the secret to womanhood???