It’s hard to move forward without some kind of starting point… I need to change some things, but too much at once will get overwhelming for me.
Things that are going to be the easiest to start with.
Hair – I’m going in a whole new direction with my hair. A few months ago I was seriously considering staying a la naturale and growing it obscenely long. But I realised, that’s really not who I am. Going grey doesn’t bother me at all, but I like the option of being a different colour when the mood strikes. And really long is nice if one has no intention of styling in vintage hair do’s… but I do. So I’m going for a cut that is going to be very easy to style and to take care of. I will take before and after shots when the time comes (appointment is later this month). It will be versatile for up and down, casual and dressy, styled or a la naturale (I have curly hair).
Clothes – I do not love my current wardrobe. Not just because of the size, but I have compromised the styles I enjoy wearing for whatever fits. To combat this I’ve compiled a list of patterns that I want to buy across all of the main brands. As they come on sale, I’m buying them slowly. I have a stash of fabric, some of which is earmarked for special vintage patterns that I already have, once I’ve lost some of the weight I have put on over the last decade. So it will mean more fabric shopping (which I love, so that’s ok), but it also means a lot of alterations on patterns, which I don’t mind at all, because the final fit is always much better. My biggest hurdle is sewing clothes for my current size, which I have to get over if I want to have clothes to wear now that I love.
Exercise – While heading into summer is the wrong season to start thinking about walking and getting outside (for fear of melting into a puddle), I have new joggers and some great walking routes in my area, so I’m going to get out there and pound the pavement.
So those are the three things that I can do now.