I had come up with my lace outfit back when I thought I'd be working today. Actually, I came up with my lace outfit in the midst of our bedbug fiasco, when I was at Le Chateau looking for something work appropriate that wasn't sealed in plastic. I threw the outfit together and got Scott's opinion: "Don't you have something like that at home?" He was right.
I'm not at work today because I'm being proactive and am hoping to sort out the multitude of thesis related issues that cropped up last week. I'm also being realistic in that I know my expectations are not going to happen, because if that was the case, the issues of last week wouldn't have cropped up. As a result, I've drafted a "Plan B" which isn't my ideal plan, but it's better to change your expectations on your own than to have someone else force expectations on you. I'm also hoping that by taking control of the situation, it will also help me take control of my emotions.
And in the name of feeling like I have control of the situation, I knew that today would not be a day to throw on a lace skirt without feeling more 'feminine' than 'powerful'. And while I will have to check out the EBEW ranks to see if people can indeed feel both in lace, I had to reach for something that I knew would give me confidence (and have pockets for Kleenex in case I lose my resolve).
*Not Everybody is Wearing Lace - not a slight to the EBEW team, but rather a sulky "I wanna play". I may, however, wear the outfit tomorrow. Probably won't link up (I forget how long the window of opportunity is open), but I'm wearing lace in spirit!