When I first started blogging, one of my earliest posts I had declared to the world that I had a disability. I am more comfortable with saying that I am physically challenged, but hey you know what I mean hehehe
Declaring it out for the world to read was a BIG thing for me to do. I don't walk around telling people and I haven't exactly been hiding it but I haven't been showing it off either. I have learned what jeans to wear so no one notices and I walk so well with them that people can't tell unless they look real close.
Writing that post was liberating. It felt so good to purge those words and just say it out loud so to speak. Since I began my vintage journey I felt my only option was to wear trousers or 1940's jeans. Looking back, I cannot believe I tried to trap myself into a corner and not allow myself to have more options. On my trip to Missouri to visit my friend Brittany, I worked with Kay Murray from ReverieRevel Photography. There I dared to do something I NEVER thought I would.....
I never dreamed I would wear a vintage dress with my braces on...N-E-V-E-R! Let along wear them for a photo shoot! But I decided to throw caution to the wind. A lot of work and sacrifice went into that trip; from me, my husband, my dad, Brittany and her family, and Kay. So I didn't want to hold back. I wanted to see if I could do it. And I did!
I am a very feminine person despite my jean wearing ways. I haven't worn a dress since my wedding day in 2005 and prior to that I wore one last in 2003 at my then Seniors Prom. But that day I wore boots and was able to manage not wearing my braces-that's no longer the case since my CMT ages as I age so therefore as I get older I lose more strength in my legs, arms, and hands.
Dare I say it? I thought I would love wearing 1940's trousers but instead I feel amazing in vintage inspired dresses!!! So should I dare and wear more dresses? I am daring myself this summer. For my Coney Island shoot this June 24th I will be wearing a dress and hoping more after that.
Who knew that I would do this? I certainly didn't! So what do you think? And have you ever thought you couldn't do something and tried doing it anyway? How did it work out for you?