A Word from A
Are You Wearing?"
1999, by Cheryl Demas
I have received word that my site, WAHM.com,
is a finalist for the Sacramento Web Awards! I really am honored
to be a finalist, and I'm looking forward to the awards ceremony.
But considering my competition, let's just say that I'm not writing
an acceptance speech.
We will be going to the ceremony
though, which has made me realize that because I promote my site
online so much, it's been quite some time since I've promoted
my business in the "real world."
I was running down the list of
the things that I need to prepare: media kit, business cards,
yikes clothes! My current business wear of jeans, T-shirt and
bunny slippers wouldn't be appropriate. Maybe my old suit will
still be in style maybe it will still fit. I dug it out of the
closet, No and No. On to plan B.
So we head to the mall, where
I realized that it really has been a long time since I've shopped
for business clothes. I picked out a few outfits and tried them
on. I can't believe that people are actually wearing these clothes
to the office. I was embarrassed in the fitting room, forget
about wearing them out in public.
I switched to a less-trendy store
and I did finally manage to find something appropriate, but I
still have to get used to pantyhose and pumps. One of the greatest
benefits of working at home has to be the fact that we can wear
comfortable, inexpensive clothes if we want to.
I know there are a lot of moms
who still get up and dress each morning as if they're going off
to work. They claim that it helps them mentally get in a "work
mood." If that works for you, fine. Personally, I prefer
to be comfortable. The great thing is, we have a choice.
I don't know, maybe I won't give
up my entire home business uniform. If you're looking for me
at the awards, I'll be easy to spot I'll be the one wearing bunny