Yesterday Mike and I decided to get out of the house for a while and go on a little adventure. Without any real plan, we hopped in the car and drove toward a nearby place we had heard about called Eastern Passage. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) we got a little lost and ended up somewhere completely different. With our eyes peeled for road signs, I finally spotted one pointing to a nearby beach. Although neither of us were sporting beachwear we decided to go for it.
At first I felt a little funny walking down the beach in a full-length pinafore, white blouse, and tie. In my defence, it wasn’t that warm outside (probably only around 23C). Regardless, I decided I wasn’t going to let clothing stop me from enjoying the beach. I quickly slipped off my oxfords and played around in the sand, not caring what the other beachwear-clad folks must have thought. Mike was much the same. He was wearing full length navy jeans and a flannel shirt at the time, but he went right for it – skipping stones and climbing rocks.
Sometimes the outfits I wear end up being completely out of place with the events of the day. Just two weeks ago I was called in to an important (and last minute) work meeting wearing a pair of jeans and workboots. Although clothing choice can make an impression on people, I think confidence makes an even bigger one. That’s why it’s so important to me to buy clothes I feel confident and comfortable in. That way, when I inevitably end up being over or underdressed, I’ll be able to say, “Hey, at least I still feel awesome.”