I have to admit it, I have a few weird rules about things that have no meaning or sense. An odd list that has no theory behind it, but I use subconsciously as a guide to my life. Take for example when I was pregnant. I refused to buy ‘maternity’ clothes because (yes, yes, all in my head) I imagined I would be one of ‘those’ women that was ‘all belly’ and wouldn’t put on weight anywhere else. This concept completely backfired as I was pretty much a watermelon for 9 months and lived in my husband’s clothes. I would have felt a lot better, and more comfortable, in a pair of maternity jeans. But again for my second pregnancy, I did the same thing! I actually think it just comes down to being in denial about the realities of life.
My latest denial is the fact that I really, really need glasses to read. It’s been about 3 years since I noticed it was difficult to read a menu in a restaurant without extending my arm out to read what I wanted for lunch from 1/2 a metre away. Or when looking at my phone early in the morning made my eyes weep like I had just watched a sad romantic movie. I think the reality of my denial is that I associate needing glasses with age…old age! Which I realise is ridiculous as my son got glasses when he was 2 - clearly it is not about age! And oddly many of my style icons wear glasses but I don’t notice that they even wear them. So, as part of my job I recently got the opportunity to work on a campaign for an optical glasses company, Spec Savers. So, rather than just being in the images, I decided to embrace my deteriorating eyesite and go and get an eye test. Just from the eyetest and trying on options, I realised I had been struggling for so long by putting up with blurred vision, and the alternative was incredible! I could see almost like my life was in high definition again.Read More