Tip the balance


most shopping pursuits are begun in search of, and reach a satisfying conclusion when i find the item that is so me. something just clicks when it's right (so many things are right so often). there is no rational involved, just a feeling. this is convenient, but also perhaps limiting, if i get lazy and fly on auto-pilot. sometimes it just takes a very very small thing to jolt me awake and keep me on my toes.
there are habits we fall into (which wrist you wear your watch on, which way you wear your belt, whether you fold or scrunch your socks), and then it's hard to tell which came first, the routine, or the comfort it brings.
it's useful or important...or amusing to challenge what you're comfortable with sometimes, even if it's just to conclude that your watch bugs the h*** out of you on the "wrong" wrist. but spending a day aware of it isn't really a bad thing.

are there little things that you take for granted/never question, and just do by rote? anything you would be willing to change for a day?

16 comments:

dreamecho said...

questioning things and challenging oneself is what keeps a person growing. when we cease to challenge ourselves/be challenged, we cease to grow and cease rising to our fullest potential.

so with that in mind :), i continuously challenge myself with what i wear. i test my "fears" and limits through my clothes. the things that i do do consistently (like wearing a watch on a certain wrist) are done consciously, based on a scientific method of sorts (hypothesis, test, conclusion) - which is really just a fancy way of saying i tried it one way and for one reason or another (practicality, stylistically) decided it wasn't in my best interests.

i'm not perfect, though. i definitely have my rote days where i fall back on my easy "uniform" outfit...

coco said...

i love this picture it is just amazing
i had to save it

editor said...

dreamecho - wow, love how your mind works. i do not challenge myself often enough, but when i do, i tend to like the results.

coco - i'm glad. finding the pics is half the fun.

dreamecho said...

maybe you should challenge yourself more often, then... *averts eyes, whistles innocently*

thank you for the kind words :)

editor said...

lol, dreamecho, no doubt you're right. i used to, i used to. i've slowed (not to a grinding hault, but still)... let me pop into the other room and see if i come up with anything...

editor said...

okay, i'm back. i toyed with a mohawk but i will sleep on it.

dreamecho said...

:)

to be honest, i think you're challenging yourself very much by doing this blog! you're asking all sorts of great questions here every time you post. keep up the good work - you're challenging us all to reflect and see things in a new light!

and do tell me how you feel about that mohawk tomorrow morning... ;)

editor said...

okay, i'm thinking. need to think AND do.
the mohawk...i'm trying to think how i can do it in an elegant way, trying to rethink it, as it were. if i can come up with a way to give it some versatility (shape, bangs), i might go for it. either way, probably should not attempt to do it myself, as i nearly did.

Iheartfashion said...

If you do the mohawk, can we have a picture ; )

editor said...

iheartfashion - :p
my good friend is begging me to shop instead of chop. lol
at the very least i've concluded that i should leave it to a professional. i'll call my guy in the morning.

Anonymous said...

I agree with dreamecho. by writing this your are challenging yourself constantly and us readers as well.
I think that's part of the reason I stay quiet and just read. The truth is I am afraid to challenge myself. I ought to test my fear more often..and get out of the uniform pants.

and yes. shop. don't chop.

landis said...

oh, see, this is a loaded forum.

the landis is not good with change, but the landis changes all the time because he knows in a deep and primal way that to not change is to quite simply die.

chaos is creativity, y'all.

GenX Theorist said...

Wow, late chimer here, but once many moons ago (like, '93) Gen X Theorist did, indeed, sport a shav-ed head. "Not attractive" as my girlfriend would say. But, challenging - Yes! And I still respect it for that. I agree with Landis 100%.

editor said...

landis, thank you for a perfectly-timed tickle. i needed that. i'm not saying that death is funny, but you're funny...when you talk about death...nevermind. anyway, i agree with you and it's a good attitude.

genx theorist - i beat you - i shaved my head in '92!

editor said...

on, and genx theorist, i forgot to add, ditto for me, not a good look, especially the "baby monkey" thing that happened when it grew in.

GenX Theorist said...

No way Editor! ("WAY, Gen X"...I'll just go ahead and put that answer right in here since clearly we are Gen X soul sisters! ;)).

It's easy to forget in these times when girls seem eternally inclined to be girly (myself included) that the early 90s girl-fashion was really so much about independence and statement-making. I love it!