A little over a decade ago I was a fashion design major who modeled on the side. I knew who I was, I knew my style and I knew how to create it.
Now, I am a stay at home mom with three little ones. The two youngest are 1 and 2 years old. My oldest is almost 8. When his sister was born over a year ago, he developed so much anxiety that he literally couldn't function. And neither could I. I tell you this to illustrate that sometimes he's more work than my littler ones. Oh yeah, and I started a business this year. I am busy. My body has changed with time. My lifestyle has changed. And somewhere in all of that, I got lost from a style standpoint. I no longer knew how to dress myself. I no longer felt like myself when I got dressed in the morning. Half of the time, I didn't want to look in a mirror.
But, lately, since I have a business in which I am a designer and an artist, since I have people stop me and ask where I got my jewelry or where my daughter got her shoes, I find that I have a need to present myself well whenever I go out. I want to look the part of the artist. I want to look the part of the put together business woman, so that people will feel confident buying from me.
And so, I have taken more care in selecting clothes. And this weekend I got a haircut. It's definitely not a mom cut. It's artsy, and fun, and me. I find that with these small changes I am more confident when talking to potential customers. And I am wondering what took me so long to figure this out.