What to Wear With a Plaid Coat
First of all I can’t believe it’s February already. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Spring will be here any minute and I’m so so no ready. Don’t get me wrong, I love spring, I just also have so so much I want to accomplish this winter and I’m already feeling as though I may run out of time. Okay, so maybe that’s my Type-A personality talking, but it still feels as though time is ticking.
Aside from feeling super-pressed for time, I am somewhat excited for spring fashion. I haven’t been paying much attention to what’s expected this spring, but since I’ll be headed to New York Fashion Week next week, I’ll be sure to report back.
I lived in New York for eight years and it never once occurred to me to attend NYFW. I always assumed it was for the rich and famous and/or well-connected, so it seems pretty surreal that I should be going. Truth is, I’m actually going as a guest to a friend who was invited, but I’m still pretty excited. I’ll just have to remind myself not to feel intimidated or dive into super introvert-mode. Here’s hoping there will be plenty of wine on deck.
Believe it or not I’m an introvert. I’m capable of being social. I even have canned phrases I’ve memorized that allow me to be present in social settings, but I find social settings nerve-wracking and exhausting. When I have to be on, I can be on, but it often takes its toll. I’m expecting to be completely useless when I get back next week as recharging usually takes me a few days. Can anyone else relate? More and more introverts are coming out of the woodwork talking about our experiences, and it’s made me 1. recognize that I am one 2. Not feel so bad about it.
I kind of like being a bit of a loner. Back in my younger days I hungered for a big group of girlfriends. I fought desperately to have it, and it never quite worked out. Mostly because I was a bit of a crazy person, but also because I gravitated towards people who weren’t meant to be in my life. Good people, great people, in fact, just not great for me. Does that make sense?
So I’m a loner, and I’m okay with it. I like sitting on my macbook pro in my little apartment in the woods, with my 8-year old cat Mei-Ling sitting on my lap as I create and work on developing my brand, and the brands of the other female entrepreneurs I coach. Life is quiet, but really, really good. If you’re in your early 20s reading this post, just know it gets better! All of that angst and uncertainty sort of melts away. The people in your life who may seem burdensome or unsteady, will either disappear, or you’ll develop the skills to appropriately manage their existence in your life. It takes time, but learning to be comfortable with yourself and trusting in your journey WILL happen. Just be patient.
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What’s something you would tell your younger self if you could?