I've been searching for hat like this one since I left the one I loved, loved, loved on a plane from SLC to Chicago a few years ago. Shockingly no one turned it in even though I realized it within 10 minutes of walking off the plane. So I've been searching for a replacement.
I went into the White and Black Store(White House/Black Market) on Friday and there was this one hat, the only hat in the store sitting there with a light shining on it - like here I am you finally found me! I knew that I had to buy it. It's not exactly like the hat I lost, but close enough that I knew it was destined to be.
Yesterday, I woke up and thought I'm going to wear my hat today. I've always loved wearing hats, but I tend to second guess myself since I like wearing hats other than baseball caps. So you always kind of draw attention to yourself. Something I tend to shy away from, but this hat is AMAZING! So I put aside my worries and it's on and so goes the day.
In the afternoon, I met Elle at the doctor.
Elle: (accusatory)What's up with the Hat?
Me: (defensive)Because I felt like wearing it. That ok with you?
Elle: Just wondering. You haven't worn it, since like, legit Europe.
Me: I actually lost that one. This is the replacement.
Elle: Oh, ok don't need to get upset about it.
Me: I'm not upset, just don't understand what the big deal is!
Ok. So maybe I was little upset. I'm self-concious any way and here I am in a busy doctor's office waiting room having this discussion which is only drawing more attention to me, not less.
I head home. Walk in the door. Raylan comes over, hugs me. Pulls back and gives me the once over.
Raylan: So what's up with the Hat?
Me: OH MY GOD! What's the big deal? I won't wear it again!
Raylan: No, No, No! I love it! Just surprised you found a replacement and well that you're wearing it. You haven't worn a hat in such long time. It's a good thing. Please keep wearing.
Hoping with time the I'll be more comfortable wearing my AMAZING Hat! Until then, please don't stare or ask "What's up with the Hat?" I just felt like wearing it, plain and simple!