The sales girl in the impossibly short shorts said, "If you buy those boots, they're totally gonna become your jam". I couldn't help but stare at her shorts looking for underwear that might be peeking out and wondering how she was getting anything done while wearing them. if I had been wearing them, I would have been afraid to walk briskly, much less bend over and pick something up. So, I guess it's safe to say that short shorts aren't my jam.
Then the sales girl in the impossibly short shorts said, "you have to buy in to them, though, and then they will totally become your jam. I wear mine with everything". She told me she was wearing wool socks and wasn't that crazy? In that moment, that girl with her messy top knot, tan legs and crazy wool socks reminded me of something important...you do, indeed, have to buy in, completely. Only then, can "it" become your jam.
Last week was a rough week for me. I had some seriously difficult confrontations and conversations. I came face to face with exactly how bought in I am or am not when it comes to being kind to myself during difficult times. For me, that sort of care taking is as awkward as a pair of impossibly short shorts. It's not really my jam.
I've decided, it's time to change that up. I bought those boots and I'm taking a cue from that bold girl in the impossibly short shorts and I'm buying in. I don't care if you can see my underwear peeking out. I'm gonna wear this new self compassion with everything. It's totally gonna become my jam.