Just Off the Shoulder
January 12, 2011 § 2 Comments
Off the shoulder, and my favorite colour, this Delia’s knit is adorable, no? Maybe the reason I haven’t donated this top is because it conjures up so many bad memories. I wore it on a terrible first (and last) date with one of the cutest guys in school. I wore it the day I was handed back my first (and only) D-graded test. And I wore it on a really ill-fated shopping trip (in which mid-way through I came down with the stomach flu). Perhaps I will have more luck in the future without this top hanging around my apartment?
But speaking of compromising situations, is it just me or is life just full of a never-ending series of embarrassing moments? As I approach my twenty-fifth birthday, I really am starting to think it is ‘just me.’ Maybe I just take myself a little too seriously when it comes to things I care about? After years of attempting to ‘laugh things off,’ avoiding any situation that I could appear immodest, is what I’m laughing off my self-trust?
Assertiveness, I’m finding, is essential in anyone who wants to spur any sort of change. Is it something that you can learn? Or are you just stuck with what your born with?
If you think you might have an answer, please post your thoughts below.