This week’s Tank Top Tuesday submission comes from none other than my fabulous friend Jeanette!!! You may have seen her in any of the many pictures I’ve posted on our clubbing adventures. She inspires me and motivates me and I love her for it. She is also a fellow Scorpio lady, which is so nice ’cause I’d never met one before. She just got back from Puerto Rico and I cannot wait to hear all about it! Woo!
I think I started wearing tank tops regularly about three summers ago when I was unemployed and frankly just wanted to be cool and comfortable. I didn’t really think of it as some form of self acceptance, but I guess it was unconsciously to some degree. It was about being more comfortable. Prior to this I would occasionally put on a tank top with a skirt for work but would always add a jacket or shrug. I’d get self conscious in meetings if I was sitting close to someone and start wondering what they must be thinking about my arms. Crazy, huh?
I think the summer I started wearing them regularly, it was easier because I was around fewer people. However, when I went back to work, I kept wearing them. And now they are an absolute staple of my spring, summer, and early fall wardrobe. Why should I be warm and worried about what people think, when I can be cool and confident? They are just arms, people. We all have them, if we are lucky.
I’ve been learning a lot lately about getting outside of my comfort zone. I mean four days in a rustic cabin in the Puerto Rican rainforest is not something I do every year, or well ever really!! Not only did I do it, but I stayed that much cooler by baring my arms!
Sometimes getting comfortable, starts with discomfort. Seems obvious right?
I am taking submissions from anyone who wants to exercise their right to Bare Arms for future Tank Top Tuesday posts! Email your pics here: firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the name you’d like in the post, a blog or etsy shop you wanna plug, your thoughts on bare arms or other fatty philosophies. It does not have to be in a tank top, so long as your arms are bare. Have fun with it!
Also, feel free to still treat comments as TMI topic/discussion/venting area! Feel free to ask TMI questions or just vent/rant about your own stuff. I love it! We all do! =0)