The Hue Factor
August 2, 2020
As young girl’s most of us were obsessed with our favorite things. We kept a collection of our favorite songs, we had posters of favorite music icons on the walls. If your anything like me you had a few of those huge Michael Jackson buttons, and a glitter glove or two. Popular t.v. shows were a must to watch, no matter what was going on I never missed an episode. On the shelves, in a lot of our rooms, the board games that we love were easily accessible to be shared at the drop of a hat with family and friends. The color of our choice was always on display in our room decor, clothing, backpack, bike, etc…. I could go on and on.
Then comes life, and we become jaded by all of the outside influences, education, career, and family goals take center stage. The youness that once was easily identified by playing the latest hot jam or riding down the neighborhood street on your bike has dissipated into yesterday’s vapors. Everyone knew when they saw that purple glittered bike with all of the New Edition stickers all over it that that was you. Everything that was valued by you was expressed freely, and there was no need to explain. Now when asked what’s important to you, most of you probably respond with one of the forenamed topics rather than anything that’s related to our individuality.
Society has programmed us to believe that having needs and wants that pertain only to us isn’t allowed once you enter womanhood. The mold was already designed and developed for us. All women in order to be acceptable to the masses should fit in this mold no matter what. No questions asked, and no complaints allowed. The choices that are selected on the journey of building and working toward your desired lifestyle is very important unless those milestones have been influenced by everything but you. When was the last time you asked yourself the question; What matters to me? For some of us more than others answering that question may be difficult, and for the rest implementing those changes in our already dried painting maybe even harder.
Looking back through the foggy haze of our youth we had the key to life all figured out. Keeping things that make us feel good very present is how you can remain present in yourself. Doing something as simple as incorporating your favorite colors in as many spaces that you can will invoke a feeling of happiness. The shade that sparks the most positive emotion is your power color, and that should be everywhere. In your wordrobe, decor, car, work space, kitchen, and bedroom especially the bedroom. If you aren’t already, then let today be the first day that you start to keep you front and center.
What hue inspires you?