I love the month of October because it is Halloween month. Halloween gives us adults an opportunity to play dress up and be creative. It got me thinking about what draws us into the Halloween spirit and I think it has a lot to do with our desire to express ourselves freely.
With that in mind, I thought it’d be fun to spend the month talking about self-expression. Everything from why it’s important to our sense of self, different ways to do it and ideas to foster our self-expression.
Of course, for me, one of the ways that I have always loved to express myself is with my hair. Which is one of the reasons I love wigs so much. I can totally change up how I feel when I change up how I look. I also love that I can make really big changes with no long term commitment! Often I will pick a wig based on my outfit and what look I want to achieve. Like a little black bob with my little black dress. Many times though I pick a hairstyle to go with how I’m feeling that day. Sometimes that expression is all for me, there are days when I put on one of my styles with no plans to leave the house. It is about dressing the part for me, expressing to myself how I want to live in a given day. I have some wigs that have never been worn outside my own four walls, they are for me to look in the mirror and see a part of myself that I don’t always spend enough time with. I still have a pink wig for this purpose – that is my “I will pursue my passion today” wig.
If you think about it, there are tons of easy ways to express ourselves. Clothes are a great way to express ourselves. Like my love of t-shirts with expressions, or my hot pink shoes. When I have on an outfit that really speaks to who I am, I feel more confident and energized. I also like to have clothes that flex with my moods. Some days I look like a hiker granola girl and other days I am looking ready for the boardroom. As women, I think it’s easy for us to lose ourselves when we are so focused on everyone else. I encourage you to take some time to add the distinctly you to your outfit. Or find that wig, pair of shoes, dress or whatever that never leaves your house, but is all about you feeling you and expressing you.
In October we will explore all different types of self-expression. Join our FB community where we’re going to do some additional, more deep dive self-expression work. I would love to hear how you express yourself and pop your thoughts into the comments and let’s have fun this month!