Bohemian – Day 2
One of the great things about trying out a brand new style every month is how the world seems so bright, shiny and exciting on a regular basis. This never happens as an adult — you get to be a whole new person on the first of every month! It’s like having New Years Day twelve times a year and all the terrible things you did the previous year you get to shrug off. You just say to yourself… so what if I gained a hundred pounds, alienated most of my friends with my abusive tirades, gambled away my house in a poorly played game of Whack-a-Mole and ran something over with my car that was quite large and wearing a jogging suit – that was last year. This year is going to be different because I’m going to be a different person.
Yesterday, I had all those wonderful clean slate feelings for the fourth time in 2013 because it was April 1st and I started my new Bohemian look. Sure, Mod was difficult. Mod was embarrassing. Mod made me want to get in a time machine and go back and kill the person who invented polyester. But Mod was last month. This month is going to be different because I am a free-lovin’, travel-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, patchouli stinkin’ Bohemian.
Did it bother me that my child was running around in music class like a wild animal while all the other children were sitting politely singing songs? Not at all, man. The bohemian mom lets their children express themselves however they feel they need to.
Did it bother me that my paper bag of groceries split open on the way to the car and all my local, organic, seasonal, slow-food products rolled all over the street? Not in the slightest. The Bohemian shopper knows when the Earth is giving them a little instant Karma reminder that one should always bring their re-usable, hemp-made bags to the grocery store.
Did it bother me that my Bohemian wrap skirt blew open in front of the library exposing my nether-regions to a group of horrified passerbys? Actually, yes, very much so. If I had a bohemian shovel, I would have dug a hole in our precious Earth and jumped inside.
But all in all, I am very excited about the new me in my new look. It was a good day, and I think it will be a very good month, to be a Bohemian…