Its funny, but that’s what my cousin Maria said to me yesterday at the book/stationery/office supply store. While she got some photocopies done I walked around and explored all the goodies. I love shops like that. Those and hardware stores… I can happily spend hours wandering the aisles going “Ooh, look at that! I didn’t know you could buy that! And this comes in all those colours!” etc.
I was in my element. I left there with some air dry clay and 4 pens in various colours.
First colour choice: pink.
She said “you’re such a girl!”
It wasn’t cause I’m a girl. I just already had light blue. So I got pink and orange and green and purple.
But the main thing about the comment is that I’ve never ever in my life considered myself to be feminine. You know… a girlie girl.
I mean, I occasionally have feminine flashes – like I’ll buy a flippy skirt or a floral dress… but in general I’m the girl in the work out gear and sneakers, the chunky boots, the loose fitting baggy jumpers. I rarely wear make up. Always forget to wear perfume. Never get my nails done… Nails and sandpaper just don’t mix well.
In fact I don’t think I so much sway my hips when I walk as I stride purposefully… Mind you, its easier to sway in heels, which I never wear. Even if I could walk in them (which I can’t) I can’t even stand in them since I broke my ankle and had plates and pins inserted.
In fact, yesterday I noticed that one ankle is thicker than the other. Hm.
Funny thing is that sometimes I do have girlie leanings. Cause you know what, sometimes I like being feminine.
I love asymmetrical layered tops, lacey underskirts, leggings, cat eye liner, Jean Paul Gaultier in the woman’s bust bottle.
I think being girlie can be nice and I think I’m finally starting to enjoy it.
I say wear makeup (then remove it again at night), de-fuzz your hairy bits, wear perfume so you smell nice to yourself, wear jewellery, buy that nice dress, make an effort with the hair! Its never too late to start a shoe collection. You only live once.
Sure its a lot of effort (and not cheap) but you know what? I plan to spoil myself and do and wear things that make me feel nice.
Life is too short.