I went into a high end store today to look at something I’ve been pining for. This item cost more than the last car repair bill. I am far too reasonable to purchase it, but I had to try it on. I mean, I am unpredictable, I walk on the wild side, there was a possibility I would toss caution to the wind and take it home. It could have happened. As I stood there in the mirror deciding if I was going to jump or not, I couldn’t stop staring at the lush curtains hanging in my dressing room. They were madness! They were thick and deeply colored with these incredibly lavish tie backs. I kept envisioning myself rushing them open in one swoop and exiting like a queen. Do queens do that? I’m really not sure, but in my mind at that moment; I knew with all certainty that they did. I said, “To hell with it.” I flung those suckers over to one side and stood there like I was royalty. I was doing well until I blew my cover by throwing my arm up like I was finishing a cheer leading routine! I looked at the sales lady and we burst out laughing. I said, ” I couldn’t resist! Those curtains were begging for it!” After witnessing my sweet pasodoble move, we were bonded, she and I had a great conversation. I’m determined to take the fun wherever I can find it. I feel like we/I often hold ourselves back out of formality. I want to seize the little moments and LIVE! I want to enjoy my life without thinking about how it looks to other people! Today, that meant flinging back the curtains as dramatically as possible, and looking forward like I owned the world. “And you. Yeah, you. The one that was giving me stink eye in the corner, you wish you had the chutzpah to exit a dressing room like a queen! I wish you’d try it, you deserve it!