Sunday, December 30, 2012
My New Year's Resolutions
With that in mind, I have three resolutions which I'm eager to accomplish. Calling them resolutions helps me focus and make sure I pursue them with appropriate vigor.
First, I want to learn about vintage clothing and incorporate retro-styles into my wardrobe. I've been browsing vintage blogs and am impressed by the knowledge and interesting content there. Vintage clothes encompass social history, the changing circumstances of women and evolving fashion, all subjects that fascinate me. Plus, I get to wear new styles that are artistically pleasing and creative. This week, I took two baby steps in this direction which will be revealed soon and I look forward to traveling further into the vintage clothing world.
Second, I want to meet more of you in person. Every blogger-meetup I've had was rewarding in its way. We learn so much about each other when meeting in person that you simply can't get online. Like how someone talks, how considerate they are, how they behave. In addition, friendships get deeper when you share meals and serious discussion. That's a great thing.
I learned from those experiences that presenting as female in social situations is very comfortable for me and deeply fulfilling. My anticipation disappeared instantly when I realized I can just be myself. I feel more relaxed doing that than standing in male clothes with masculine body-posture.
I've struggled with ideas on how to create social situations that would allow me to do this; so far, I haven't come up with any. All I really need is a supportive friend who'd let me dress up for a private tea party, but that's not as easy to find as one might guess.
Anyway, those are my goals. What are your goals for 2013?