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Reconnect with what makes you, ‘you’.

Like so many women (and men), I too questioned my happiness, and if I was ‘living the life I dared to dream for myself’. While part of my exploration included reading anything with inspirational words that I could find, (and make sense of!), another part challenged me to rekindle my relationship with something a bit more, shall we say, materialistic: Women’s fashion. As a mother of three boys, I never got to shop on the girly side of the store. Don’t get me wrong, I did my best, much to the lament of my three sons. Until they could talk back, their sneakers had colorful, curly laces, their hats had ears, their hoods had points, their adorable round heads had bandannas, and in the case of my youngest, hair down to his shoulders for as long as he allowed it. (If I recall, his locks were cut around age 11 when a waiter asked, “And what will the princess be having?”!) Though I may have taken some fashion liberties with them when they were younger, they never seemed to mind my Halloween creations – proof that their mother actually studied costume design once upon a time. So back to my awakening. One summer morning, I woke up and put on a tank top with my denim mini skirt and my green suede cowboy boots. As I came down the stairs, my husband looked up at me with a look on his face that said, “What the @&*# are you wearing? I remember I just smiled, and crooned, “I’m baaaaaaaaaack”!

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