Tuesday, September 8, 2015

An early fashion editor

I took advantage of the long weekend to tear into my files and do some purging and organizing. Not the most exciting activity, but there were little rewards during the process. I found things I'd completely forgotten about. One of them was this report I did in third grade. As soon as I saw it, I remembered cutting, pasting, writing and how completely absorbed I was in the process. I clearly recall the pleasure of  selecting the outfits, describing them, imagining the girls wearing them and imagining me wearing them.

Over the years, I've taken classes and seminars about "what do I want to do when I grow up?". The instructor usually asks attendees to write about a time when we were in the zone or in the state of flow. This elementary school report would be an example of that for me. It's amazing to feel the power of being in the zone; the focus, the fun and the satisfaction came back to me so distinctly after many years.

Writing for my blog gives me a similar feeling.

Something for me to pay attention to.


  1. Lesa, I love this. What a flashback. And the prices! Whole ensembles for $6-15.00! Those were the days. My favorite page is the cover page. The long top (maybe it's a mini-dress) and flare jeans are basically what I'm wearing today! Maybe I'll wear my striped micro mini-skirt tomorrow...
    Thanks for writing your blog, and reminding me to seek out my zone, and spend as much time in it as possible. :)

  2. Thanks CZ. Glad you liked the original artwork! Now that I think about it, I wore flared bootleg jeans today! Here's to us hanging out in our zones!