I wore pajama shorts again today. Actually, my husband forgot his wallet when he went to work, so I brought it back to him. I drove to his workplace in my pajama short, with our dog, Achilles. While I was on my way, my husband called and said that one of his co-workers (who is also a friend) wanted to meet Achilles. I was nervous because I was wearing pajama shorts, but I know I could do it. I could feel my heart beat increasing, my skin was dripping with sweat, and my hands/arms/legs were beginning to shake with small tremors.

Wearing shorts in front of another person was making me nervous, but I knew I could do it. I had to do it. The only way out of it would be to turn around, drive home, change, and drive back to my husband’s workplace. I decided to stick it out, and to be honest, I don’t think my husband’s friend even noticed. He was completely focused on Achilles, not on me, which was wonderful.

I pushed myself beyond my point of comfort, and it worked out wonderfully. I can keep moving forward a little bit each day or week, and maybe I’ll be comfortably wearing shorts as regular clothing in a few months.

I’m thinking about posting an actual picture of my legs. Nothing inappropriate, just a picture of my legs, (the ones I struggle with and hide all the time). I think that it will help me get over some of my issues. What do you all think? Should I post a real picture of my legs?

6 thoughts on “Pushing Myself Further: Wearing Shorts In Front Of New People

  1. Good job for pushing forward and making it through! I’m sure your husbands friend was only concerned with the puppy. I mean…come on! Puppy! 🙂 But I do this all the time….have to remind myself that nobody really cares too much about my “blank”. Just me! Hugs.

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    1. You’re absolutely right. The guy was focusing on Achilles. Knowing that is what got me through the meet-up. People aren’t focusing on me when I’m out. Plus, it’s important to remember that when I dress up and go out, I do it for me, not for others.

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