Saturday, April 04, 2009
Let me start out by saying"I hate stores dressing room mirrors". For years I have been avoiding them. I have my routine, I walk in take my time (reject all help from the sales representative) and carefully pick the garments I want. I get up to the register and ask can I return these? I know a lot of us can relate to avoiding the mirrors in the dressing room. Well yesterday i came face to face with one of my biggest fear. I am spending the weekend with my friend and we love to shop , so i decided to purchase some new spring clothes. We went in the store and I picked out some nice clothes. I watched her as she picked out her size 10 dress on her 5ft 8 in frame and went into the dressing room coming out to model each garment she tried on. When she was finish i heard the words i had been avoiding for years. Ang it's your turn to go into the dressing room and try your clothes on. I broke out into a sweat and politely said that's ok., I know they will fit. But my friend thought that was total nonsense and took the garments and placed them in the room. I followed her like a scolded child fearing what I might see in the mirror. I closed the door behind her and proceeded to undress and try on my first garment, I slowly pulled my head up and looked at the reflection in the mirror. I was shock at first and horrified at what I saw. Yes! I have mirrors at home, but they are different, the lighting and the angle of the mirrors placed in the home reflects a complete different image. Now we all know the dressing room mirrors shows every lumps and bumps it can fine, it shows no mercy. I stood for what I thought was a second and stared at the unrecognized woman in the mirror. It must of been more than a minute because, I heard her say let me see, what's taking you so long. I held my head high and opened the door in my new size 22 jean (down from 24W )and walked around with pride. I heard her say you look so good in those jeans, they fit you well. I went back in the room and looked at the woman in the Mirror and she smiled. I realized facing my dressing room mirror shows I am ready for the next step. I am looking forward to the next time I go clothes shopping to face the woman in the mirror and my question will be "Where is that Woman in the Mirror"?