Well hello! It’s Saturday! But you knew that already didn’t you?
I’ve been having the best Saturday. Too bad I really can’t tell you about it. Yet. I’ve been out fulfilling one of my top secret list missions. If you’ve been following along this theme week, you now know all about my new project entitled All The Pretty Dresses and found thusly. You know that there’s a list of 100 movies, 100 books, 100 albums and 100 missions on the table for completion before my 30th birthday. Over the next two years I’ll be doing all these tasks and I’ve already begun some of the legwork and got the ball rolling on the project.
However, did you know there is one last and very very important component? Oh, but there is! And some of you may have guessed it already. But in case you haven’t. Here’s a little taste of what’s to come:
ONE HUNDRED DRESSES!
Indeed, indeed. As the title would suggest, this is very much a project about dresses. One hundred of them to be exact.
In many cases, or rather whenever possible, I’ll wear the dresses in conjunction with the stuff I’m crossing off my master list. With the exception of some of the more sporty events. I’m not going to deny that I’m a little crazy, (especially when it comes to the wearing of dresses) but I’m not quite crazy enough to wear a frock while I run a race or go indoor skydiving. I’m just not.
Some of the dresses will be old ones from my closet, as I have an already substantial collection (How many? Well…a lady never tells…) But also new ones as I see fit. The main objective really, is just to enjoy wearing a pretty dress while doing things that inform my life’s experience. It’s one of the major failings (I think) of the Closet365 project that I didn’t do enough living in the moment. Sure, I got to wear a lot of fun outfits and I have plenty of fond memories that happened in those outfits. But so often, I was already thinking ahead to the day after that, and the day after that. I didn’t get a lot of pause to simply savor the sartorial experience of it.
So now. I am a firm believer in the power of a great dress to transform your outlook on a day, an afternoon or even a moment in time. Today is a good example of that. Today, I got to experience something new and amazing, crossing one of the items off of my list. And I got to wear this dress. Which is also kind of amazing, if I do say so myself. You’ll read about it soon enough but suffice to say I loved every second of it. I’m already working through list items, quite quickly. Already I have awesome friends and family reaching out to join me. Making things possible. And it’s pretty damn incredible. I can’t even wait to see what the next two years bring. As someone pointed out to me, in the unlikely event that I run out of stuff to do before my 30th birthday, I can just make room for more!
As I work through the items on my list, I plan to enjoy every little part of the journey. Yes, I have a lot of stuff to cram into a two-year period. But I’ve built this new project on a far more vast time scale that this last venture. I can’t wait go out and experience all these adventures and what’s more, I can’t wait to show you all the pretty dresses.
Title courtesy of Mika – “Love Today”