I suffer from a debilitating inability to say no. Many times this leads me to doing things that end up being super fun and take me out of my comfort zone. Many times this is a result of my brain being elsewhere, as I tend to deal with bigger issues by employing the Shower Principle (will explain in a later blog post.. ;)
Either way, my girl Shannon over at Primp Style Lounge caught me in a distracted moment. There I was, trying on a bridesmaid dress to show my sweet cousin in Chicago when her text popped up. I am always excited to hear from Shannon. She's a kickass entrepreneur with a bubbly personality that seeps into everyone around her. I checked the text and giggled. Momentarily blacked out as I typed, "Sounds great! Sure you want me?"
I walked out of the fitting room and my mom said, "What are you giggling about?" I came to and said, "Oh shit. I think I just agreed to be in a fashion show." My mom looked at me and said, "What fashion show?" I explained that Shannon was styling a fitness fashion show. My mom said, "Well that will be fun and you will do great!" Obviously my mother is aware of the sensitive nature of any unmarried woman over 30 that is currently trying on a bridesmaid dress.
A bit later I texted Shannon again, making sure she had the right person. She assured me she did. Because of the weird personal situation I've been in, I said ok and told myself this would be a fun thing to push me out of my comfort zone.
I read more about the show and got excited. It is going to be at Finn's Southern Kitchen which is just YUM. A $40 ticket gets you a 3 course dinner and frozen cocktail AND you get to laugh at me on the runway while being dazzled by the real models.
I must admit, I had a momentary panic when I saw who some of the other "models" were. All of them fitness instructors, many of whom TEACH me barre. I don't look like these perfect specimens of fitness, but I do work out. Perhaps it will be good to seem some "normies" up there! Shit, am I Carrie Bradshaw in her epic fashion show fail?
Tickets can be bought on eventbrite. It should be a great time, and hopefully I won't wipe out quite as hard as Carrie..