This blog is all about finding pathways through our difficult times, tapping into our abilities and motivating ourselves to find happiness and satisfaction in our lives.
‘Buy the damn dress’ is a metaphor for solutions. Just like the safety briefing before a flight takes off, put on your oxygen mask first before you help others. In other words nurture and care for yourself so you can offer more to the world.
There have been many times in my life when I’ve been low on both physical and emotional ‘funds’, when the ‘Bank of Monica’ felt completely depleted.
Many years ago I was having a particularly difficult time and I was very down.
I bought a dress. As illogical as this sounds it made me feel a lot better and gave me the confidence to get my pencil and paper out and figure out a way to solve the problems that had bought me down. The action of buying that dress showed me that I could solve problems, that I need to do the good things for me so that I could, in turn, contribute good.
At times ‘buythedamndress’ has meant quitting my job, moving house or finding the solutions to how I could feed/clothe/ the kids and pay the bills.
We are stronger than we think! I know this for sure.
Sooo…. go ‘buy that damn dress’ and enjoy the tips, advice and information!
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