April 1, 2012
who doesn’t get motivated by a new dress?
colleen is a facebook friend who sometimes has trouble with driving by herself. she set up a system after my visit this winter so that every time she faced that fear she put ten dollars towards a dress she and i had admired in taylorville's best dress shop. this is her birthday picture and she's wearing the dress. .. can i get an amen that she looks gorgeous??? and like she said, "who doesn't get motivated by a new dress?"
we can face adversity, fear, and adverse circumstances by treating it like a game with ourselves and that’s what my facebook friend (number 298 if we’re counting) did with her fear. she’s now the proud owner of a gorgeous white dress that makes her look HAWT!!!! oh, and also, some pride.
April 1st, 2012 at 11:22 pm
Way to go, Colleen
April 1st, 2012 at 11:23 pm
A new tie does it for me – hard to find a dress that would complement my green eyes .
April 1st, 2012 at 11:55 pm
I’m with you on that Jack…!!!
I’m sure that my masculine figure would not flatter that dress to say the least….Ha!…Ha!…Ha!
Kudos to you Colleen for being creative in your healing-process…!!! 🙂
You wear “it” well Couageous-Creative-Woman…!!!!
Arlynn,….I think you’ve started something here,….I’m not sure what,….but it sure is inspirational….
Howard Lovely, Jr.
April 2nd, 2012 at 12:33 am
Arlynn, I am very proud to say that I love reading your post about “FEAR”. When I was in AA we had a saying for FEAR. Face Everything And Recover. Well, my biggest fear is spiders and needles. Granted that I do work with needles cause I am a phlebotomist at Quest Diagnostics here in Florida, I still don’t like being stuck. I get anxiety attacks real bad and put off on getting my blood work cause of it. My coworkers laugh but some don’t understand why I can stick someone but just can’t take it myself. So I know what you fear. I think I would not go out of my house either cause I am also afraid of being judged on how I look, or what I wear, or what I drive. I still have a fear of relationships also. But I have been with a gentleman that I love and would do anything for, but I still fear the word commitment as well. Sometimes I think our biggest thing about fear is just being able to face it. Once we overcome and conquer it, we become better people towards others.
April 2nd, 2012 at 12:35 am
I have a friend who hates to fly yet is in the air every other week and that is exactly what he does -makes a game of it. Well done!
April 2nd, 2012 at 2:01 am
April 2nd, 2012 at 4:24 am
Colleen, You look absolutly stunning in that dress. Congratulations for setting and meeting your goal. I know it must have taken a lot, but the end result was worth it. That is a very beautiful dress.
April 2nd, 2012 at 6:02 am
Very cool! And amen, she looks Awesome in that dress!!!
April 2nd, 2012 at 6:27 am
That’s a gorgeous dress; she looks wonderful 🙂
April 2nd, 2012 at 9:39 am
Amen! She looks FABULOUS! Gorgeous dress too! xoxo
April 3rd, 2012 at 2:57 am