My sister and friend Sarah H. will fall out of their chair when they read this title.
I have not carried a purse since I don't know when (it was actually even before I started having kids over five years ago, not just because I have the diaper bag syndrome).
Let me clarify. I am not (currently) a very girly girl.
I do not enjoy shopping at the mall for hours on end. I only have 3 pairs of shoes that I consistently wear - my Reeboks, a pair of black dress shoes and a pair of brown dress shoes (oh, and flip flops in the summer...let's not forget those). I hardly ever wear jewelry, and recently I haven't even been putting in my earrings. I can't bring myself to shop at Victoria Secret because it seems so pricey for bras and undies, even though I have many friends who say it's worth it.
You get the picture.
But as I've been working to lose weight this month, I have felt my girliness (did I just make up that word?) begin to emerge. I can picture myself as the girl I used to be, and I think I miss her. It's not that I've ever truly enjoyed shopping, but there was a time in my life when I would go to a store or two and pick out a cute top and a stylish pair of jeans.
And for some reason...today...I was flipping through an Avon catalog, and I saw a cute "tote" that I thought would be a nice alternative to carrying that diaper bag I always have. I realize that Avon is not known for purses or anything (for those of you who are purse-loving-fanatics) but just the fact that I was actually interested in one was quite something.
This just might be a step in the right direction. I think I might treat myself to a new purse when I get "under a certain number" in my weight loss journey.
I might find my girliness after all.
But I will never spend hundreds of dollars on one. Sorry Sonja and Sarah...I'm not that girly yet!
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