Some things I now only do as a woman. For example, I had never been to my car dealership for servicing as a female. When I first tried this some years ago I was extremely nervous because I was more concerned about how I would be perceived than how it would make me feel. Going to church was something I could do because it did not require interaction but this presented a different challenge.
Like with everything else practice makes perfect. I no longer think about how I am dressed and proceed about my business. My confidence has taken a huge boost in the process and spilled over into other areas of my life. For decades I did what I thought I should do and never allowed myself the possibility to do what was right for me. Well now is that time.
Today I got my winter tires installed and it was Joanna who presented herself. As usual I had a nice chat with the receptionist.