Yes, I’m writing about a dress…hear me out; I’ve had this dress in my closet for years. I rarely wear it but insisted on being photographed in it. Deciding that my dress is a metaphor or symbol for something more. Why am I hanging on to it? Better yet, why don’t I wear it? I’m constantly editing my closet, mainly because I have limited space for anything new, or sadly they don’t fit. I have always been a “less is more” kind of girl, making room for new items. So…the fact that this dress is still hanging in my closet perplexes me.
If I’m being entirely honest with myself, and yes, I’m overthinking this, I can hear you saying, WTF, it’s just a dress! Yes, but don’t we overthink a lot of things? Isn’t there something or someone we like to hang on to or cling to? Perhaps, we’re unsure if it’s due to a memory or a fantasy? Are you following? My dress represents something from my past; it was an expensive purchase, and the person I wanted to notice was ignoring me. It didn’t matter what I was wearing, feeling defeated in the end. Here’s the thing, I have definitely moved on from that moment, promising myself, I never want to experience that feeling again. I deserve to be with someone special who will notice me, appreciate me and make time for me. Maybe I’m hanging on to a fantasy?
I have to believe, going forward, it’s not really about the dress; it’s the emotions and feelings attached to a moment. In the mean time, I will definitely be trying on new dresses (any excuse to go shopping), making sure they fit perfectly in all the right places, curves and all. As for a special someone, well, they also need to fit in all the right places, fitting perfectly with me.