Thursday, July 24, 2014
What Do You Do?
One thoughtful commenter suggests that, in addition to clothing, I explore activities to feel more feminine. Her suggestions are things I already do -- with great enthusiasm. I started incorporating these activities into my life during the past few years and find deep joy in them. The expression, "Fake it 'til you make it," has some application here. Diving into feminine activities makes me feel "normal" even when I'm inept at them. Opening doors to female life is immensely fun for me. Plus, I will eventually get better at them and growing mastery is pleasing in itself.
The commenter suggests (1) wearing perfume, (2) mani-pedi's, and (3) watching Fashion Police. I replied to her and said: "You're right -- and I'm pursuing them with enthusiasm. I found and wear a wonderful scent (Harvey Prince's Hello); I paint my toes every week; and I not only watch Fashion Police every Friday, I bought my own Joan Ranger t-shirt."
When I went to the Fashion Police website to buy the tee, I was surprised to discover that they only sell the shirts in women's sizes. Are there no men in America who want to buy a FP t-shirt? I guess I'm the only one. I ordered the largest size they offer and hoped for the best. It fits, barely, and shows off every muscle in my chest.
The commenter's kind suggestion makes me wonder if there are other activities out there that I would enjoy. My vision on such things is not as broad as yours, so I'd like to ask you for help once again. What do you do that makes you feel feminine?
There are some things that are not available to me (e.g., birthing a baby), but those are actually very few; most activities are open to everyone and just require desire and effort. For example, I've always wanted to learn how to sew. I plan to embrace that activity soon. Several of you display masterful sewing creations on your blogs and I admire that skill. Plus, knowing how to sew would actually improve my outfits since most thrift-store purchases would benefit from some tailoring.
What else is out there? What do you do and enjoy?