I mentioned in my post Double Standard that I’ve really been making a conscience effort in being who I want to be. Last Thanksgiving my nephew just filled my heart when he acknowledged traits about me that the rest of the family scoffed over – but he could see past who I was and was embracing who I wanted to be – and y’all, I wish there was a class that could teach us that! I’ve mentioned it, and so have many of the other bloggers I follow, but so often we bring our own assumptions to the table about the other person that we completely miss out on what is actually happening. We’ve done it, and we’ve had it done to us. I had an experience last year of others bringing their assumptions to the table about me and it was really eye opening, it did a lot to show that most peoples reactions are about them, and not you! It also helped open my eyes, and as part of living in the Now, and being who I want to be, I’ve been working on seeing people as they are now, and not as they were when I met them, or last year, or even last week!
And, as awesome as that journey has been – it’s not why I’m here today!
Part of my “be who I want to be” journey started at the beginning of the year. I declared I was a bracelet wearing person. I was the type of person that wore bracelets. And not dainty little things, no, I’m a bohemian! I want stacked bracelets. I want color! I want jingles!
Now, disclaimer, I declared this about myself before I got my Jawbone Up. Which is a bracelet type tracker. And when making my declaration about being a bracelet person, I really did have a specific look in mind, and for a little bit I got to pull it off; however, as with all things in life, sometimes when you get what you asked for – it’s not at all what you expected – and that is the case here.
The really cool part? I love it! I giggle some mornings when I’m getting ready as I put on all my “bracelets”!
In Aliens, Pudding and Pink Socks I mentioned that my friend Erica and I were supposed to be working, but instead were obsessing over the great items on the Chinese web site – and one of the items I bought was the Harry Potter inspired stacked bracelet set below! It’s my love language right now. It meets my need to be a bracelet person and it totally makes my fan girl heart beat! The owl for Hedwig, the Golden Snitch, and then Deathly Hallows… swoon. I’m wearing that with my Jawbone – and my new Pay It Forward bracelet!
(Okay, quick aside! You know I’m a fan of Random Acts of Kindness and I support the Pay it Forward Foundation – if you haven’t read The Long, Steep Path: Everyday Inspiration from The Author of Pay It Forward, I can’t recommend this book enough! Also, PIF day is at the end of April!)
Any way, as much as I love my new HP bracelet, it was a different item that I bought that made me state “It’s totally not me, but it’s who I want to be”. And I was so excited to get this bracelet! I couldn’t wait to wear it!
Here is what I ordered, an awesome distressed leather wrap bracelet in brown:
Here is what I got, and awesome leather wrap bracelet, in black. It’s not distressed and it’s not brown, but it’s still very pretty!
I was so excited to try it on!
Yeah… it doesn’t fit.
Look at that detail! And it still has the new leather scent!
But, because nothing worth having comes free, you have to work for it!
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I would suggest that you need a wrist smaller than 7″. The bracelet states it is for up to 7″, but it was snug – so take that into consideration – it would make a great gift, too!