This outfit was born way back in November when I saw Sydney of The Daybook fame post this little ditty.
I've tried it a couple times before and failed miserably. I hated the look on me and hated the pictures even more.
But today, I was determined. I intended to photograph and post the look.
Come hell or high water...
And then it started raining. Cats and dogs. COLD rain.
I got dressed and was feeling icky, so I changed jeans. Twice.
I looked for every excuse not to go out and take photos.
Did I mention the COLD rain?
But I was determined. I drove around for a few minutes to locate the perfect covered outdoor location.
When I finally found it, I paid the meter and set up the tripod.
I readjusted the outfit, set the timer prepared to get this done and the camera flashed a horrid message.
"NO MEMORY CARD"
This mean little message meant, I had to go back home to retrieve the memory card in order to take any photos.
Hmmmm, this seemed like an excuse to give up. But, NO, I was determined.
I got back in the car and began to create a list of the positive things that I had going for me at the moment.
*I had no place to be this afternoon so I had time to go home
*I wasn't very far from home so it wouldn't take me that long to pick up the card
*The drive would give me a chance to finish the great podcast I was listening to
Is this reaction sounding a little too Pollyanna to you?
I guess I should explain that several years ago I started praying for patience. The thing is you don't just wake up one day and poof you're patient. Patience (for someone with a short fuse like I have) is something that develops as a result of surviving trying circumstances.
The trouble is, really trying circumstances are not something that a person lacking patience is equipped to handle very well. See the conundrum here? I promise it's been a tough couple of years.
But today I discovered a silver lining.
Several years ago, circumstances (just annoying not super TRYING) like I faced today would have sent me into a rage. I would have boiled over in frustration
cursing, spitting throwing a temper tantrum that could make a 2 year old blush. But today, I started making a list of positives in the situation instead.
I've begun to develop and embody patience. Sure it's still a miniature sized portion, but I've got some!
You guys, that is kind of a huge gift.
Brown Woven Belt: Thrifted (similar)
Brown Crewneck Oversized Sweater: Hand Me Down (similar)
As I drove home with a memory card full of pictures of an outfit I'm still not totally sold on, I added that gift to my list of positives.
Now it's your turn... any Ah-Ha moments so far this week?
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