13.11.09

The Balance




I took these photos right before sunset last night (so about 3:30) since I had some time to actually plan what I was going to wear today.  Fridays are work days for me and since I have been on Chictopia and Weardrobe I have been challenging myself to wear something new each day.  The problem is, I used to pretty much wear the SAME exact thing every day because where I work it just doesn't matter what I wear.  I happen to LOVE clothes though and continue to collect beautiful things that sat unworn in my closet out of sheer lack of time and planning.  It may sound a little shallow to make clothes and outfit planning a priority, but shallow as it seems, it does amazing things for my mood knowing that I am utilizing an item that my instinct loved at the time of purchase, and then actually finding that I was right to be so in love with such a beautiful item.  Self Validation all the way around.  TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS.  Now that I have been doing it each day, its becoming a habit.  The new Item today is a pair of wide legged. . . shorts, culottes. . . I guess.  I had no idea what I would do with them when I got them at the Salvation Army for $4 but I think paired with a dark gray tank, black tights, heeled boots and my vintage Members Only jacket worked out all right.

So my "Job" that doesn't have a dress code and allows time for a vintage store, blogging and exciting "Side Jobs" is finally, I am pretty sure, My Dharma (my purpose for being here).  I work at a residential home for individuals with eating and anxiety disorders teaching Yoga and leading Art Therapy workshops. I work there 3 to 4 days a week while my son is in preschool, and fit everything else in around my son (and it helps to have a very helpful and supportive husband!).   I have had a few pretty sweet jobs but never have I felt so enthusiastic, helpful, life changing, fulfilled, an uncompromised as I do now.  Its taken me a lot of years to find the gentle balance I am finally experiencing.

5 comments:

Hanako66 said...

great outfit...I love your boots! I do the same thing, though I just shoot for 2-3 days per week, every day would drive me bonkers!

idée_géniale said...

This looks great! I love those culottes or are they considered gaucho's maybe? They're fantastci whatever you call them.
Wow, you're life sounds really rewarding. Helping others as well as caring for a little one. Oh I dream of the day....

Second Skin said...

While, I'l admit, things are pretty peachy right now, The fates have a sick sense of humor! I know that my very careful balance can be thrown into chaos at any time. In fact it wasn't too long ago that shit felt pretty heavy. I just have to enjoy the lighter times while they last.

piglet said...

I really love those boots!

Seval said...

I remember this post too and I'm so glad you keep doing your work, even if it's voluntary... I see you like to do it.. which is the key too the happiness...

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