I’m kind of a girlie girl at heart, so I’m actually enjoying the dressing up part of this little experiment. I haven’t had to really think about what I’m wearing, or get dressed up on a daily basis since I quit working outside the home almost four years ago.
I had some errands to run yesterday, and even though it was just the bank and grocery store, somehow being dressed up made it more fun. I feel confident, and smile and engage people with eye contact and conversation more when I’m dressed up. I know that goes against the current politically correct idea that how you look shouldn’t matter. But if dressing up makes you feel good about yourself, as long as that’s not the only thing, then what’s wrong with that? And if you prefer jeans and t-shirt, and that’s what make you feel good, there’s nothing wrong with that either.
After the errands, I came home and vacuumed in my heels. The shoes really are the worst part for me. It’s not just the heels. It’s the fact that I prefer to go barefoot at home. So having to wear anything on my feet all day is a stretch.
I did some baking too. In my heels and apron, mixing up the cookie dough, I really felt like Suzie Homemaker. For a brief moment I saw a bright light, and Martha Stewart waving to me.
Well on to day four now. I have to steam the carpets. The carpet is some strange shade in between gray and beige. It might as well be white, so with dogs and a kid I have to do that fairly often. It usually take a couple hours.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be barefoot before I’m done with that.