Are you awkward in real life? I am…and I’m “okay” with that. After all, it’s a trait that makes me, me.
One of the main reasons I’m so awkward is that I get intimidated in certain social situations, especially if I don’t know a lot of people. This is why I tend to stick with my own “group” at a party, rather than striking up a conversation with someone I don’t know.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been getting a lot better at straying from my comfort zone, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for me (or that I’m not awkward)! That said, the other day, I went to a trade show on my own. It was kind of a big deal for me.
Usually, I go to trade shows with my colleagues. I always love going to shows, because it’s fun to check out the new product and to chat with our suppliers. Relationship building, if you will. It’s easier this way, because I can hide behind my colleagues if I’m not sure how to contribute to the conversation. As cheesy as it probably sounds, it was really empowering to go alone this year!
You know what else I did that fell outside of my comfort zone? I wore a fitted skirt… and I never wear fitted skirts. I’m always too self-conscious about my bum sticking out in the back, and looking sausage-like. A-line is my usual go-to, but I couldn’t resist a faux leather skirt I found over the holidays. And you know what? I’m glad I pushed my boundaries.
What I’m Wearing:
Cardigan – Old Navy (Similar)
Top – Zara (Similar)
Skirt – LOFT (Same)
Boots – Steve Madden (Same)
Purse – Roots (Same)
Necklace – DIY (Tutorial Here)
Sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Same)
What have you done lately to push your boundaries?