Before I spent years studying fashion, I thought it was something for just silly girls..and of course, I was a “serious” girl…I read “real” literature, studied “important” subjects and didn’t even bother dressing my Barbie dolls, LOL!
It is true, that fashion definitely has a silly side and FUN is a good thing! But fashion is about much more than just fun…How we show up for ourselves says a great deal about how we value ourselves and tells others how to treat us.
As an adult I wondered, can I be serious and fun? Will I be seen as competent when I show my silly side? Can I care about clothing and world peace…or is it just one or the other?
Part of my answer to that question was the decision to participate and speak at the AAUW Fashion Show. It is a night (tonight!) of fun where women (and men) get to laugh, eat, drink, support one another and enjoy the new Spring Fashions. It is also serious business where entrepreneurs will network, connect and raise money to send middle school girls to math and science camp at local universities.
I will be there tonight speaking on the topics of first impressions, assumptions, confidence and the 6 Character Code™ System. I created this system for many reasons. One is because I wanted better insight into my own behavior and because I wanted to better understand others.
What I have learned about my behavior (as a Class President and CheerleaderCharacter Code) is that there is a part of me that wants to be serious, noble and take the next right action. There is also a part of me that wants to have fun, great variety, experience the next new adventure and keep it pretty light-hearted.
The 6 Character Code™ System allows me to embrace both parts of me…they’re BOTH right!
I invite you to embrace all of you and open up to the idea of exploring the many facets that make you whole. Who knows, maybe you’ll allow for your serious side you’ve been hiding…or let your silly side out for play!
If you are local in the Bay Area, I invite you to come have some SERIOUS FUN tonight…how’s that for combining the two!