This skirt has one of the most unique prints I have ever seen. It’s a road map! I feel like you could take anything and turn it into a creative skirt nowadays. How about a newspaper? Sure!! Just tape a few pieces together, wrap it around your waist, add in some pleats and there you have another beautiful piece!
When I was younger, my family would take these ridiculously long road trips cross the country during my summer vacations. These road trips would be WEEKS long. For example, one year we drove from Michigan all the way to LA, California, and stopped by all the major states/cities along the way. Then the next year, we drove from Michigan to Maine. We did this every year until we hit all 4 corners of the nation. Dad would drag us to take pictures next to every “Welcome to ________ state!!” road sign. I remember being so bored in the backseat, and spent half of the trips drawing invisible pictures on the car ceiling with my toes. I never understood why my parents looked forward to these trips every year, but after 10 years or so, we were able to visit almost all 50 states through these road trips (Except Alaska and Hawaii). I look back and really appreciate it now. I do remember little snippets and fragments of these trips, like taking a journey through American history during our road trip towards Maine. I remember seeing the amazing differences in US landscape, architecture and culture as we travelled the distance towards California. I also remember random moments with my family on the road… like having to get off on the side of the road countless times to pee in the bushes as my mom shielded my behind from the oncoming cars.
Top: Old closet re-discovery Skirt: Modcloth Purse: randomly found in basement Shoes: Ferragamo
Regardless of your travel history, your life can be painted into a beautiful roadmap. God has given us such gracious freedom to live our lives with choice and autonomy to create our own maps. You can travel down whatever path your heart desires, and along the way will probably encounter challenges, obstacles and decisions, but you will also experience variety and growth. You may find yourself off the path and down a road you didn’t expect to go down, but take that opportunity to learn about that path and use that knowledge as you get back on track. It's okay if you take a detour. There's no right or wrong way to do this. Enjoy the journey, because one day when you take a step back to look at where life has taken you, it will be a glorious picture.
Wow. I didn’t mean to get so deep.
It was all triggered by a skirt.