A Nordstrom Epiphany
Yeah, so, I’m attending a friend’s wedding this weekend.
After a decade and a half of working in Silicon Valley companies with their schlubby dress codes, it turns out that I have a lot of pants and very few dresses in my closet.
This wedding is taking place in a lovely art gallery in Southern New Mexico. A really elegant place. This is going to be a very classy wedding.
Oh god…I need to wear a dress. And I don’t have one. Or at least not one nice enough for this shindig.
So today after work, I went shopping.
I hate shopping.
I used to really, really love shopping. Adored clothes. Couldn’t get enough shoes.
But not anymore.
Today as I sighed and whined, I closed my eyes and asked myself “why do I hate shopping this much?”
Then I opened my eyes and the answer lay there in front of me.
I dislike shopping so much these days because:
I’m living in a
kind of world.
And I have become a
kind of girl.
That explains it all.
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