Sunday, January 26, 2014

Strut It Out!

Comfort is key.

If your shoes look fabulous but make you feel like you are walking on hot coals with every step, ditch them.  If your make up is photo finish and covers every alleged imperfection but you feel like you are wearing a plastic mask, wash it off.  If your Spanx make you look two sizes smaller but you refuse to eat while you wear them because the thought of swallowing food makes you ill, take them off.  That's my philosophy.

Shouldn't this always be our philosophy?

If you wear orange skinny jeans with a floral top and flip flops and people stare as you walk by shouldn't you ask yourself, "Am I comfortable?"  If you weigh 300 pounds but feel beautiful and strut it out everywhere you go, ask yourself, "Am I comfortable?"  If you are in your sixties and wear stilettos, dye your hair with a lavender ombre, and rock red lipstick, ask yourself, "Am I comfortable?"

adjective: comfortable
(esp. of clothes or furnishings) providing physical ease and relaxation
Being comfortable means that we are at ease and relaxed, isn't that the goal?  So often we get lost in what others expect us to say, do, and wear that we forget what is comfortable for ourselves.  We allow expectations to diminish our desire for comfort.  We need to establish our individual comfort zones and maintain them. No, we don't need to establish our individual comfort zones... we have to.  It is essential in order to be healthy.  You see, in order to be healthy one must be happy and in order to be happy, one must be comfortable.  It's a beautiful, necessary cycle.
There are so many areas of our lives that this statement lives true.  If you are not comfortable wearing what society deems appropriate for you, maintain your comfort zone.  If you are involved in a relationship that is not healthy or comfortable for you, exit the relationship.  If you have a stress level that is not comfortable, eliminate some of the situations or items that cause you stress.

Find what makes you happy.  Exercise, reading, your family, hobbies, or wearing red lipstick with lavender hair, find what makes you comfortable and enjoy it. 

Nobody deserves to live uncomfortably... life on this earth is just too damn short!


  1. I love this post!. Life is to short to always look over your shoulder wondering what other people think of you.

  2. This is a great post! Be comfortable with yourself! Remember, there is only 1 you!

    1. Thanks for following Echo! Let's keep in touch!

  3. Cheers to that! Many people are too consumed with what other people thinking and forget to enjoy themselves. Love the post!

  4. I'm definitely a fan of this :) It's taken many years to be more comfortable with myself (and be myself) and I suppose I'm still working on it - as I think a lot of us do as we grow older.

  5. Hi Sarah! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog=) I will gladly follow along! I totally agree that life is too short to be anything but comfortable. Who cares what anyone else thinks as long as you're happy!

  6. Love this post! Just the other day I was ranting and raving about how frustrating it is that all the affordable shorts for women (at least where I live) are short shorts that ride up my bum all the time and make me feel uncomfortable. Then it hit me, make my own or pay the extra $20-$30 to not have a permanent wedgie. The lazy girl in me went for the second option, but still, it was so worth it and I feel so much happier in my new long shorts! :P