I’m wearing my rock star shoes right now. They make me sit a little taller, feel a little sexy, and even feel as though I can take on the world. Or my writing goal for the day. I have rock star pants, as well. They’re a natty old pair of gray flannels pajama bottoms (but they do have silver stars all over them; sparkle!) I pull ’em out when needed. There are just some days when you need a lift, a little attitude adjustment that no one else is aware of but you.
Ever have a day when you need to get a lot done, or maybe things haven’t gone at all well all morning, or you’ve just been heaped with a pile of work to do? Or maybe you have an interview or are meeting someone for the first time? Then I do believe it’s time to put on your rock star pants and get ‘r done.
On New Year’s Eve I saw Wynonna in concert. Best darn concert I’ve seen in years. She talked after each song, giving us tidbits about her life, and she’s so genuine that I love her no matter what. She’s been through it all, and she’s not afraid to talk about it. Even if she weren’t famous, this woman embodies the ‘rock star attitude’. At one point during the concert she said “When life gets tough I put on my fringy pants and play some rock n’ roll.” That echoed my ritual of donning my rock star pants perfectly. It’s something you do for yourself, when you don’t need the rest of the world harshin’ your vibes.
Everyone has some kind of rock star pants. It might be a favorite necklace or a pretty hair clip or scarf. It may be a favorite pair of underwear. I asked my husband about it, and after some thought, he realized his leather Dale Earnhardt jacket was his version of the ‘rock star pants’. Every time he wears it he walks a little taller. It’s something you put on when you want to walk with your head held high, or you need to feel some inner energy that will get you through the day, or may even need a little secret confidence to smile at that guy in the next cubicle.
So here’s to rock star pants! Or shoes, or earrings, or whatever it is that makes you shine!
So tell me about it. What are your rock star pants, and when do you pull them out and don them?