But then there was the other side. While growing up fancy dancy, I was living in a small town and most of my friends were not fancy dancy people. They were wonderful average people living a simple small town life.
And then my world turned upside down. My husband became seriously mentally ill, and I was left to raise two daughters by myself. My fancy dancy lifestyle did not prepare me to live on my own.
I have simplified all of the things that happened, but I learned some things from all of my experiences. I learned that girls need to be taught that they are capable of doing anything they want, and I taught my daughters that.
I learned that it is important to love yourself.
I learned that I am not really a fancy dancy girl. I am really a simple small town girl inside. I like the simple things in life: friends, family, thrifting, reading..... I don't ever aspire to be fancy dancy again. It's okay for some, but it's just not me. And while life can certainly be easier with lots of money and things, those things simply don't buy happiness. It is important to be secure and that is what I am working towards.
This was kind of a difficult post to write. I wondered if I should just write down my thoughts and keep them to myself, but then I thought about how my blog is many things, and one of those things is sharing with my friends, because my friends are caring people who share with me, too.
Life is definitely a journey and at any stage in life we can find our true inner self. It doesn't matter what other people think we should be or do. What matters is being ourselves.
So, you will find this former fancy dancy girl out pickin' for vintage treasures, because that is who I am and what I love to do.
See you at the auction, and don't be trying to outbid me, because I'll give you the evil eye.