I'm also competitive, so having a chance each year to dress up my stepdaughter, Katie, for her various contests, is fun. My kids pretty much want the "purchase and wear" costumes at this point and aren't yet ready for the "mom's getting creative" costume, so getting to do fun stuff with Katie is a hoot! I will definitely show some of my favorite costume creations below.
But all of it got me thinking, about why dressing up is so fun. There are a lot of different reasons, one of which includes being something other than ourselves. Yes, we are great but its not everyday you get to be a super hero or your favorite celebrity. So why not?
In real life sometimes we need to get dressed up mentally and be what we hope to be, not what we see ourselves as IRL. I'm not saying you shouldn't be yourself, but actually find the courage to be the real you.
I have had way too many conversations with people lately who are refusing to give it their best because all the see in the mirror is a loser. Its not that they don't want to give it their all, its just that they see their lack and can't imagine themselves any more than that. Its frustrating when I can see the possibilities and I am the only one in that boat. I know its not just an issue with a few select folks, all of us have areas where we lack foresight into the possibilities of who we were made to be. We get stuck and lost in a self-doubt funk and I say its time to get out!!!
So guess what? Its time to put on the best costume yet! Dress up like the person you can't imagine being and just pretend you are that person. Don't let your head game get in the way. Be that best version of you that looks like fiction and pretend you are dressing up in a costume. Take it out into the world and see what happens. You may find that the possibilities others see, the ones that seems fiction in your own mind, really is a reality!
Embrace the best version of you and do what it takes to be that person. Sure, it takes work, but so does some of those fabulous costumes out there. You get what you give.
I hope you found encouragement in this and in some of my other posts. This is really supposed to be a place where people can come and feed their souls. Sure I push us all to grow, but why not? I don't know who reads these things and I can't possibly personally know each and every person, but I can say I want the very best for you. Its true. As promised before you leave, here are some costumes I've made for my sweet Katie, that I will share with you. There is one or two in here of me as well.