I used to revolve my life around my daily outfits.
Sometimes two or three outfits a day, each being worn once, for a couple of hours, then “Bye!”
Now, as I step off the airplane, after a month in the jungle, and a 24 travel, I look down at my outfit and think...
I LOVE YOU!
These items are a part of me.
A part of my journey and each have their own story to tell.
This Peruvian sweater is new to my life.
At my most recent self development workshop in Peru, I asked my fellow Canadian friend, Jackie if she had an alpaca sweater I could wear, as it was cool somedays.
She brought me this and I wore it every chilly day.
I love the purple pop in the top and I feel like a new Phoebe in it.
I was brainstorming how I could get her to let me take it home to Canada and to my delight, she had folded it on my bed with a note that it was for me to keep!
It's a hug to me now and a reminder of where I've been.
Notice the XOXOXOXO pattern?
I LOVE my bag.
This bag was handmade by someone from the Shipibo tribe.
When a maestra or maestro runs their fingers along the lines, they can sing healing songs that have been given to them by dieting on plants.
I got this bag after my first Ayahuasca ceremony.
The zipper was broken, so my mom sewed a new one in for me.
I was going to buy a new Shipibo bag when I was in Peru but I decided to love this one even more, instead.
It carries memories, magic and has a new white jungle paint platter on it!
I LOVE these normal looking black leggings.
Because I choose to.
My mom brought them home for me, to keep me warm, they are Merino wool.
They are sporty but can be worn with anything.
They have a high-waist, and the brand is called "Paradox" which is funny for me as I am focussed, striving to live paradox free (not living in constant contradiction of my own beliefs).
I LOVE my Smartwool socks.
They are more costly than your average joe, sock, but they keep my feet happy!
The ones I love are “crew” cut and medium thickness with that extra padding on the bottom.
I love how they fit, they hug my ankle.
When you wear speciality socks, you take extra care so they don't get taken by sock monsters when you do the laundry.
I just found out today from a friend, that if, within 2 years, you aren’t happy with your socks, they will take them back.
I LOVE my Blundstone boots.
I resisted owning a pair for years because I was against leather.
My knees and ankles can be weak but for some reason still always chose to get cheap crap footwear.
A year ago I asked my dad if he would buy me a pair, I feel stable for the first time in my life!
As my song says “since you got me these boots, I feel like I can walk on my own.”
I've worn them every single day, I want to wear them inside my house, I take them for walks!
They have a paint splotch on them from when I painted my previous partner and I's bedroom.
They have new paint splatters on them from painting giant sculptures in Peru.
They are now mucky from getting stuck in the mud on a backroad in the jungle and I LOVE them.
In fact, I'm going to clean them up and give them a polish and a smooch, in thanks.
Today, on this #throwbackthursday I reminisce, with new perspective and love for all stages of My Mythic Life!
"I love something until it melts." - Mikis Hasson