I believe women possess powerful ideas. I also believe that by learning to master the delivery of these ideas, their messages can finally make the kind of impact they’ve always been capable of. Seize them! Seize the moments, the breathes, the opportunities and believe in your abilities even when you have no proof that your endeavor will be successful.

Audrey Hepburn said, “I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.” For heaven sakes, if it is good enough for Audrey, it is good enough for me. This weekend I purged my closet of sweatpants pockets, yoga pants, fanny packs and turtlenecks. I passed along the joy of comfortable, sensible clothes in mound form to a free spirit local Portland swap event.

I did not want to do it for I find such comfort in my repeat comfortable clothes but I was meant for higher living and have recommitted myself to get up in the morning and dress myself as the queen my mother thinks I am! Day three of selected, poised outfits my perspective has shifted. I hold my head higher knowing that I shall no longer be caught dead or alive wearing 1992 B.U.M. equipment oversized sweatshirt and the much-debated yoga pant. I can’t! I don’t have them! The liberation is real.