I have picked out my clothes for the reunion. Jeans(of course) and a couple of blouses – I will wear the clothes that feel most comfortable. The jeans will have pockets and fit comfortably. The blouse will be very loud – if I spill something down the front of it – no one will ever know.
There will be sneakers – maybe stylish, maybe not – but they will be comfortable. I will wear my favorite jewelry and carry my favorite purse.
I have memories of parties in years past that included uncomfortable clothing – I wore what was expected. I was just as uncomfortable as the clothes I was wearing.
I don’t do that anymore, so I will feel better, younger, than I ever did back in the day. I am comfortable in what I choose to wear and comfortable with how I choose to choose to wear it. “Choose” – that is the important word.
If I could go back in time to offer my younger self some advice, it would be this: Choose to be comfortable.