So I'm usually here shooting my mouth off telling people to own their action (whether wearing a dress, walking on their street, whatever the anxiety inducing action could be). But do I always practice what I preach? Probably not. But today I did!
I have a pair of NSV shorts (or maybe it finally is an SV!) that I have been dying to wear but was too nervous to wear them outdoors as I feel NAKED wearing them. But there I was just this morning telling someone else to just "own" their anxiety while I'm hiding behind mine.
So....I wore the shorts and EVEN tucked in my shirt (haven't tucked in a shirt in about 10 years I think) since I think it looked better that way. And I left the house, going for a coffee (so just thru the drive-thru) so I knew I wouldn't have to get out of the car unless something happened.
Well, something DID happen, in my own driveway (lol). My garage door opener battery must be dead or something (it worked this morning when I had regular clothes on!) so I had to get out of the car and walk into my garage, close the door and walk back to my car. Not that big a deal (maybe 12-15 feet) but I had to do it twice, when I left and when I got home!
Did I mention I'm wearing the brightest peachy orange shirt I ever wore in my life (practically fluorescent!) so I look like a traffic cone walking around? So as far as I know, no one saw me on my way out. But when I got home, 2 young girls who live up the street saw me and waved. I waved back like, "HI! Yep, I wear shorts and orange shirts!!" Even though inside I died!! These are the same girls who told their mom I lost weight a couple of months ago and she texted me to say she heard I was looking good. I wonder if they will tell her I'm not looking so good today LOL!!
So yep, I owned it! And I had on my sunglasses so technically I was invisible (that's how I pretend no one can see me, how immature!).
I'm so glad I didn't have to get out at the coffeeshop, my own driveway was stressful enough!! But I owned it and can now preach knowing I practice! I just need to ask my husband when he gets home tonight how bad my outfit really looks!!