Your mother wears combat boots

Reverb Day 10

What radical act of love or non-conformity did you embrace this year? 

How did performing this alchemy affect your ancestors and what is the gold waiting to be shared with future relations?

I don’t really have much of an answer for this.

I can think that perhaps this year I became more myself and more comfortable with myself.Be_yourself._Everyone_else_is_taken._Oscar_Wilde

I gave a lot of brown clothing to Goodwill and put my hair back to red.

I’m not a brown clothing person. I’m not trying to fit in anymore.

I will be a converse wearing, black skirt twirling tattooed old lady one day and I’m good with that. I can’t be what others want me to be, I feel like I’m being dishonest. So my cardigans have skulls and cats on them and I still love combat boots.

I don’t think this is an important thing in anyone’s life but my own, and the example I set for my kiddo. This isn’t the sort of things my ancestors care about–well or they’d be really angry. And with future relations? I hope my daughter learns much earlier than I did to be comfortable in her own skin. I think she will. I hope my willingness to be comfortable in my skin will make others feel more inclined to let me help when needed.