1. Some people believe that caring about style is vain or frivolous. I believe what you choose to wear has a direct connection to how you feel and therefore how you present yourself to the world. Look good. Feel good. Get shit done. I know that I have a much better day when I get dressed. Even if I am just working from home. Also, I don’t believe that only certain people can pull off certain things. Do you love it? Does it make YOU feel good? You’re pulling it off. Wear pink pants. Wear rainbow suspenders. I wear both. Just be you and have fun in this.
P.S. I recently learned about the ghost outfit. Definitely makes me want to feel my best everyday. I’m not even sure I believe in ghosts, but I’ve always been one to be prepared.
2. As an artist, I’ve spent many years trying to make everything perfect or not creating out of fear that it wouldn’t be. However, I’ve learned that the more I create, the better my work gets. That doesn’t mean it’s all good. In fact, there is usually some trash in there with the treasure. But when I let my ideas run freely and allow myself to make mistakes, I’ve discovered that is where the treasure lives.
3. I rent. I’ve never owned a home. Sometimes, I don’t quite finish spaces, because I think about the next place or the thought of buying a house. I planned on buying one this year, but with some financial changes, it’s not happening (yet). So, I’ve spent the last month cleaning, hanging every piece of art we own, rearranging, and adding a few small things that we’ve been missing. It feels great in this little apartment right now. Is it perfect? No. Is it done? A home never really is. My point is this: LIVE IN YOUR SPACE. It doesn’t matter if you own it or not. Make it cozy. Make it yours. It’s a cheesy, old saying, but the home is where the heart is feels very appropriate right now. This home is filled with a lot of heart, because my people (pets included) are here. OK and 'cause I have some cool shit, too.