Isn't it odd how one article of clothing can change you? One morning I woke up feeling suffocated. And a simple black graphic tee made it so much better.
Have you ever felt that you belonged too much? That those around you were not different enough?
Never would I have thought that this was possible until I moved to Silicon Valley. While this place and its culture is fabulous and unique, it can feel very monochromatic.
Silicon Valley's biggest clique is the nerds. From the local news, to the crazy-high cost of living, to even how you feel about yourself, the effects are clearly felt.
Since moving to California about 4 years ago, nearly all my friends here are in technology. They're truly AMAZING people, but honestly, we're not that different from each other.
I miss my friends who would vehemently disagree with me, the ones who would openly remark at the beauty of a certain tree, or those who had completely different hobbies. I miss those viewpoints and those experiences.
One morning, when I felt this way particularly poignantly, I threw on this graphic Guns n Roses tee. It's a bit grungy with an edge, nothing at all like me. In my mind, this shirt belonged to an unconstrained free spirit who lived for the present moment. It made me feel so much better throughout the day.
Halloween, my favorite holiday, is approaching fast. This holiday demonstrates the power of garb. How clothing can change attitudes and perspectives is truly amazing. Not only do I hope that you get to really step into another character's shoes on this special holiday, but I invite you to enjoy the experience whenever you desire. :)