Some words on the art of NGAF
Isn’t it just crazy when you acknowledge to what extent fear stopped you from doing something you really wanted to do?
Cause seriously, isn’t an OOPS way better than a WHAT IF?
I recently realised how subject I have always been to the thought of what others would think of me if I did this or that.
Beauty. Fashion. Finances. Career. Relationships. Human interactions.
It was right after I gave birth, an extraordinary event I had been scared of my entire life, that I defeated Pennywise, Samara and Chucky altogether.
In all honesty, I am still not over the events that happened on the day my son was born. But I was astonished to discover, just a day or two later, that I was for once completely fearless. I had decided I wanted to be. “If I have done this”, I thought, “I can do anything”.
Yes. Mama can do anything now.
She can do long floral dresses over colourful tights and sneakers, wear her fitness gear to a date, put on summer-in-Malibu pants with feathers on a rainy day. She can do all that and more, and still feel absolutely flawless.
By accepting that your decisions don’t always need to be accepted, you are letting yourself go. It’s like walking naked on a desert beach for the very first time and realising that that is exactly how it was supposed to be from the very beginning. It’s liberating to an unimaginable extent.
But to some, and let me say just this one thing, it’s all just too edgy.
So next time you wonder whether a Westworld-looking dress with flowers is gonna change your life, open your closet and scream “I choose you, Floral-chu!”.