Having actually finished this week’s blog post I decided to have a look at some of last weeks posts and one caught my eye immediately G is for Goofy posted by Mama Fortuna on her blog Walk Softly Witch!
I posted a response letting her know how much I loved her post and how, well here, read it for yourself 🙂
Love this … it is just soooooo true 😀 I love the goofy dressing up part but when going to a group thing, even at a pagan camp, I’ll stress out oh will I look stupid, will anyone else be in robes etc. Of course there are invariably loads of people far more ‘dressed up’ than I then I just keep wishing I’d taken x or y. The daftest thing is that in my day-to-day life I don’t tend to stress about fashion etc 🙂
I ended up putting it on google+, I don’t actually think her blogspot site accepted my wordpress id. Regardless of my comment conundrums the post made me think.
I said I don’t tend to stress about fashion, and I don’t, but I do stress about what to wear. Even on a day-to-day basis, is my top long enough to cover my stomach, is x, y or z most appropriate for the occasion/place e.g. work or meeting friends. Now while yes there is an unspoken dress code for work I not only always meet such requirements, I’m generally stricter with myself than others would be. Necklines, hems etc should be a certain length, well in my opinion, especially as I work in a secondary school.
But that’s not what this post it about, it’s about some personal growing I’m in the midst of doing this evening … I’ve always believed that I don’t care what others think about what I wear but I really do. I often stress over outfits, not whether they are at all fashionable but about whether the clothes will help me fit in! Hmmm this links back to a post I did just last week, which I thought was about the past but I guess not. That one was about Fear, how I hid my paganism for many years, mostly for fear of hurting my parents. I guess inside me there has been some fear about being accepted where ever I’ve been, in the Pagan world or in that weird place called the ‘real’ or ‘normal’ world. Continue reading