Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Go with what you love!

I take a class on Monday nights. I am adding a Gifted Education Endorsement to my teaching certificate. So that next year when I return to work, I may be able to teach in an area that is near and dear to my heart. As I was getting dressed to go, I spied my row of straw hats that are piled on top of my armoire. I love hats, especially straw hats but I almost never wear them. As I stood there looking at them, I ask myself why? The answer, I am afraid people will look at me funny! What a silly reason. To let something so frivolous as public opinion, to inhibit my self expression.
I chose one that my sisters and I had picked up in Myrtle Beach this summer, we all bought the same farmgirl style hat (that's it in the top picture) and wore them to dinner one night. I am sure we were a sight to see, but we were on vacation and we didn't care:-) So I put it on my head and off I went. Yes, some people did look at me like I was a bit peculiar. Hmmm...maybe they are right and I'm OK with that.


Mary said...

Oooh, love those hats! I know what you mean, though, about wearing them. I always feel like an idiot if I try to wear anything other than a baseball cap. I wonder what it was like to live in a time when women wore beautiful hats every day!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I feel the same way about hats and not wearing them. But you're right! Who cares what John Q. Public thinks of my style?

Love Frank by the way!


Penny Carlson said...

I wear baseball caps all the time, when I am playing tennis, or golfing. I have VERY thin hair and that is how I protect my scalp. I would love to wear all kinds of hats, but with my thin hair, they all are too big and kind of sit on my ears - lol. Now that would get people talking~

I be you looked adorable in your hat!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I was just reading this a.m. on another blog (sorry, I remember who it was) as a woman said she took off in the car wearing her nightgown. And she did it on purpose. I love that "do something silly" attitude! I say, wear the hat, wear the shoes, wear the silly thing if it makes you smile! Blessings... Polly

Flea Market Queen said...

Good for you...

BittersweetPunkin said...

I think we are all a little peculiar in some fashion....it's called being unique!


Dana said...

That's right, good for you! Maybe the people looking were admiring you in your hat!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Exactly! Those hats are all the vogue....they probably all wanted one! Have a fabulous day!

blessings, kari and kijsa