Actually, I don’t. That is, I didn’t until this fall. Now I own exactly three polka-dotted things: one shirt, one scarf, and one pair of Toms. That’s a 300% increase in polka dots in my life! Jump back.
Today I accidentally wore two of my polka-dotted things at the same time. I put on my Toms, made coffee, and ran around like a nutter. Then decided my outfit needed another accessory, so I grabbed my scarf and ran out the door. It wasn’t until maybe two hours later when someone commented on my shoes, which are also kind of glittery, that I realized I’d double-polka-dotted my outfit. Double dots! A totally new experience for me. Nobody challenged my fashion choice, but I still felt a little like this:
The only thing in her rant that doesn’t describe me exactly is that I do not have baby farm animals on my checks. That costs extra.
I feel like the polka dots are adding a fresh zing to my life. Someone said I looked “sassy” today. Awesome. I’ll take it.
Because I’m liking this whole fresh, zingy feeling, I’ve decided to make some other changes. Step 1: polka dots. Step 2: new blog! Zing!
I loved How Not to Get Punched at Recess, but I always felt like if I wasn’t writing about school that I wasn’t really writing to the format. Work is a major part of my life, but not my WHOLE life. I needed room to wiggle and roam.
All my posts from Punched at Recess are still here. Just like I didn’t throw out my whole wardrobe in and replace it with all dots, all the time, I didn’t scrap everything I’d previously written. I love all those posts, I just wanted to be able to do more.
So here’s to more! More dots, more sparkles, more life!