No, I don’t mean the wedding dress unless that’s what you feel like. Trying on the dress is a metaphor after I tried on a friend’s dress for a fancy book ball. A dress I would never normally go for. Something pink and poofy not at all me, or so I thought. A little like my life right now actually. Try on the dress already!
Years ago, I’m talking teenage years, my older cousins all having babies My nan said you’ll be next! Not me, I don’t want kids I thought. Now, look two sets of twins and a stepson! Or looking back to me being a new mum of those first set of twins, I never thought I would be friends with best-selling authors, mentors and change-makers of the world let alone be one! Yet here I am! Because I tried on that dress! I put one foot in front of the other tried that life I really wanted to live and moved forward.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”Henry Ford
Staying where you are comfortable in those mum leggings is great for a while. Until you realise you don’t get to live your very best life. Don’t get me wrong mum leggings have their place But you are not going to hit your dreams wearing them.
So step out of your own closet, and try on something you never thought you could. I sometimes think about all the opportunities I’ve missed out on due to lacking confidence, due to wanting to stay comfortable.
What is that big dream you had as a child? What is that thing you loved as a child more than anything in the world as it made you feel free, but now you dont try it because “its not what grown ups do”?
Go try on that dress!
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