If I ever purchase a pair of Crocs, those closest to me know that it’s time to check me into a mental institution or a retirement home.
Crocs are my most despised form of footwear in the world. Why? I can’t pinpoint it exactly, I’m sure they must be comfortable (because why else would someone choose to wear something so hideous?), but I personally would never choose to put those horrendous things on my body, even if they are on my feet.
My biggest fear in life is losing who I am
When you become a mom, you automatically lose a part of yourself that you will never get back. The innate wildness that we carry with us from the time we’re climbing trees and sneaking out of the house late at night, to our college days where we attended many parties at strangers’ homes, accepted drinks from unknown men, walked home with no shoes on at 2:30 am, and jumped out of apartment windows rather than using the front door, just because we could (True story, and an amazing memory).
So, I may never regain that reckless piece of me that must forever go into hibernation because I am now a mom, I will hold on to other pieces of me as tight as I can, such as my personal style
For me, my style is a definition of who I am. The shoes I choose to wear, my clothes, and my makeup are all an expression of who I am. That is not just how I’m presenting myself to the world, it’s a reflection of how I see myself and how I feel about myself.
There are many things in my life that make it very apparent that I have a child (Such as the big chocolate stain on my fabulous purse). I don’t need my clothes to also scream “Hey! Mom over here! Check out the Crocs, they’re proof!”
No, not every day is a fashion show, and in no way do I consider myself any kind of fashion icon, but I also don’t want to live my life in yoga pants. I choose to take care of myself because it makes me feel good about myself. I will wear heels any chance I get. I will put on makeup every time I leave the house. I will always have a minimum of one piece of jewelry on. And in a world where I can no longer, nor want to do the reckless things I did so many years ago, this is how I choose to remain Meg.
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