I am the poster child for jeans and Converses. I am all about feeling comfortable and confident when I go anywhere. I am also all about being fun and unique and different. And while my default is often comfort, I have come to realize that there is a great deal of confidence that comes with taking that extra measure to drab up.
My fearfully and wonderfully made comes out most when I feel confident. Not in a prideful or arrogant way, just in a simple “get excited about life and make choices that make you feel confident” way. Nothing wrong with that, I think.
It’s exciting to plan and decide what kind of style you want to sport.
“You cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it.” — Audre Lorde
If you don’t want to mimic the culture’s version of “style,” don’t. Each human on this planet has their own fire, but many don’t believe it. Enter: insecurity and self-doubt. God created you to be you. I feel inspired to believe in my own fire, my own quirks and style and personality. And believe that it is wonderful, and that it has the potential to bring a lot of good and a lot of life to the community I’m in.
I get excited about that! So, anyone who sees me in a dress, Chuck Taylor’s, and a smile on my face, I hope they find the courage to believe in their own fire.