Saturday, September 13, 2014
Fall is a great season. For many, it's the beginning of a new year. Schools start, jobs open up. The weather becomes more bearable. And for those into fashion, new clothes and trends emerge.
I'm thinking about new projects. Fun new ways to enjoy myself. So far, I've come up with three ideas.
Ashley and Beth in Minnesota. I hope the snow hasn't returned by then. I'd also like to head south to Atlanta to visit my dearest friend Jen and her daughter Juni. If Elle is around, I'll say hello to her, too.
Second, I want to conceive more interesting blog-posts. What I'd like to do is vary the backgrounds of my outfit-posts, principally by going outdoors. I did that earlier in my blog-life, like the pictures shown here, but it's hard. When I'm alone and taking pictures by myself, I need privacy which is hard to find outdoors. If I had a friend to assist me, seclusion wouldn't be important, but finding friends willing to act as photography assistants is more difficult than you'd imagine.
Third, I'd like to find a way to convince my friends to allow me to be with them looking as feminine on the outside as I am on the inside. Chatting over tea would be so much more fun in a dress. Having the opportunity to be myself is the pinnacle of my aspirations but it's proven hard to create. In real-life, people expect me to look like a man despite having conscious knowledge of my femaleness. I'm sensitive to others' comfort, so I don't push and disrupt their expectation of me. What I need to do, somehow, is learn how to expand their view of me to allow for greater self-expression.
What are your plans for the Fall? Any fun new projects? Any advice for me in pursuing my goals?