Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sailing a New Ship

First of all, did you get a chance to check out my Macomb Patch post about my views on Michigan’s waiver from No Child LeftBehind?   Or how about my Detroit News MichMoms post about Greenfield Village?  If you did, feel free to click on the links or check out my BRAND NEW WEBSITE erinjandarawlings.comwhich will showcase my weekly writings around the Internet as well as catalog my past contributions, kind of like a working resume. 

Remember my rock star Saturday night of a photoshoot with Brandy that ended in an almost bachelorette party with a run-in with a former student?  The photo shoot was for headshot photos for a casting call for the charity event of Village ofRochester Hills La Femme Fall Fashion Show.

As a fashion civilian, I had no idea what I was doing.  Even though it is for a good cause and I’m supporting local businesses, I was nervous.  My sweat glands are directly linked to the nervous part of my brain (which is a pretty large section).  Add ninety-five degree heat and a black dress, and I was a sweaty, nervous wreck!

Luckily, among the sea of young girls, there was another woman in the 30-45 years old bracket who just happened to be a former model.  Thankfully, she gave me some tips on walking and turning.  Runway models make it look so easy and natural.  And it’s walking – it *should* be natural.  But there was nothing natural about walking and posing.

I have to say that I did OK with walking, but not so good with the turning.  My feet were sloshing around in sweat while I was teetering on four inch heels.

However, I deemed the adventure a success on the following measures:

I managed to avoid looking like Ramona Singer in herwalk down the fashion runway

I didn’t freak out and pull out the Derek ZoolanderBlue Steel or Magnum look.  (“They’re the same look, people!”)

I didn’t fall.

Most importantly (second only to not looking like Ramona), I had fun!  To be more accurate, I had a blast!

Here, take a look at the photos taken by Capturing Life's Moments.  This one and this one are my favorites!

Yes, I was anxious.  (Over thirty and in a casting call for a charity fashion show?  Yikes!)  But in the moment, I let go and just had fun.  I mean, I never thought in a million years I would be trying out for a fashion show.  It’s not that I thought that this ship had sailed, I never even knew it was at the dock.

I walked away with a little pep in my step.  I did something new.  I stepped out of my comfort zone . . . and had fun!  And it just goes to show me that this Second Act is full of surprises.

Have you ever done something you never ever though you would do?  Did you have fun?  


Liz said...

Great photos!

RealMommyChron said...

So many exciting things happening with you - VERY happy for you!