How can we really be in 2020? Wasn’t it just yesterday we were partying like it’s 1999? Or preparing for the doomsday crisis of Y-2K? Yet here we are, back in the Roaring 20’s.
I touched on this briefly in my launch yesterday… My minor fascination with the 20’s. I am not completely sure where it stems from. Perhaps it was the era of men being men and women finally coming into their own. I would love to say it’s because in 1920, American woman gained the right to vote. Very PC and women’s lib of me. But I’m afraid that’s not quite it…
It’s a much more superficial reason why I like the 20’s… The fashion and stylings of the Golden Age of Hollywood. In a period where western wear was still dominating, women were stepping out and stepping into their Flapper dresses and bobbed hairstyles. Their slender, nearly boyish frames were shown off with these beaded wonders. The Ziegfeld Girls and their antics were the talk of the town. Barbara Stanwyck making her premier on the Ziegfeld stage.
Still, though, I look back and see that in many ways, the 1920’s were a time when women stepped out and took a firm stand in who they were in many different areas of their life: politically, socially, theatrically, etc.
We’ve come a long way, baby, and there is still more ground to travel. I’m looking for 2020 to be MY year to go a long way… to see where I need to grow. To pull from the courage of women who have traveled the roads before me and see where my life takes me.
I hope you can join me on this journey and enjoy uncovering your very own joy!