A few days ago I wrote a post about how positive changes make you feel weird at first. And I will definitely say that when I first started wearing skirts full-time, I felt a little weird! Not because I thought I looked bad, but I DID feel more dressed up than normal and it DID require me to look at my wardrobe in a new way. I sometimes wonder if my extended family has noticed that I’m always in skirts, but no one has said anything of course. Why does it matter? What is it about skirts that it even HAS to be a statement about anything? But like it or not, I do feel that I’m making a bit of a social statement by being so skirty all of the time.
Anyways, I don’t know that I’m interested in making a social statement other than “I’m a woman,” which everyone knows anyways no matter what I wear. However, here are the positive things I’ve discovered about my skirts:
1. Even though I feel like a woman in pants, I feel more womanly in a skirt.
2. Feeling more womanly, means I’m less critical about my body. Meaning that I’m not so frequently thinking to myself “You know, you should probably be working out more.” I’m more often thinking that I’m just fine the way I am.
3. A spin-off from #2, I’m looking at myself holistically, and not just at specific body parts.
4. Skirts (and dresses) really are incredibly comfortable. No more squish at the stomach or thighs.
BTW, I’d love to see a picture of you in a skirt as well. If you put a pic up on your blog or something, just leave a link in the comments. I don’t know how to do the big link up thing that other bloggers do, but maybe I’ll figure it out sometime.
Have a wonderful day!