I am posting this picture against better judgement, but I thought it would be a good lesson for those of you who are interested in missions work. Some people have the misconception that the mission field is a bit glamorous...that we have a rock star-esque appeal.
I have to admit that although I feel really cool most of the time...the pictures are proving otherwise. OK, if you are taking notes...write these down:
- If you have cool hair in the States...you won't have cool here.
- Comfort and functionality always win out over cute and fashionable.
- What you think is cute and fashionable changes into what other people call "the mountain girl look"
- Scarf: it is a little chilly in the morning but not enough to warrant pants, so a scarf works very well.
- T-Shirt: cool and airy
- Capri pants: covers the knees but leaves room for your ankles to breathe
- Socks: It was cold that morning...hence the scarf, so I needed to keep my toes warm
- Clogs: We don't wear our shoes in the house because of the many kinds of poop we walking though daily...so you need to have shoes that are easy to get out of
I am saying all of this just to clear up any idealism about fashion on the mission field.