"I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both." - Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
When I chose this outfit the first thing I thought of was this classic novella. I know I've stumbled upon something when my clothing can inspire so much more than a picture, when an outfit brings together multiple of my passions, when clothing makes me think and smile.
I love the dark nature of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and this quote sums it up perfectly. We're all a mixture of good and bad, and I'm no exception. It applies to so much more than good and evil though. It applies to balance. Balancing our light and dark sides. Balancing the right decisions with mistakes we need to make in order to grow up.
It's fun to be well-behaved, respectful, and "good" when I'm supposed to and then let loose and be a little "bad" on occasion. I'm not saying it's acceptable to be mean or hateful, but it's okay to be a little naughty, to have a few too many drinks on a Friday night, to dance the night away with a boy I don't know.
It's okay to change. Change my mind, change my plans, change my clothes a million times when I need to be at work in 5 minutes. I'm young. I don't want to spend my years existing in a rut, living habitually, merely going through the motions. I want to change things up, experience new things, try foods I've never eaten, visit places I haven't heard of before. I crave spontaneity and adventure like I crave a pepperoni pizza after a night of too many whiskey and cokes.