Dressember Catch-Up & Monday Greetings

Happy Monday!

A new week births fresh goals, renewed enthusiasm, and coffee. Which I’ve skipped this morning for some inane reason.

For the first time in my life, I’ve worn dresses more than three days straight. We’re on day 9, to be exact, of the Dressember 2013 campaign to raise $25,000 for International Justice Mission.

As of this morning, $46,376.93 has been donated. What, what?!?!!

The new goal is $100,000, and with 26 days left in the campaign, I’m sure we’re going to reach it. 100% of donations go directly to IJM. Give $5! Anything! Click here to donate.

Dressember Days 1-8 Collage

Dressember is also a celebration of femininity. As a “dress-liker,” not a “dress-lover,” I wasn’t sure if I would like this challenge of 31 days of dresses, but it hasn’t been as bad as I thought.

And I’ve definitely felt more feminine in this past week than I have in a long time. The continuous “feeling pretty” emotion has become a bit addicting, and instead of staying in stretch-y pants and tanks with so-called built-in “bras,” I’m getting dressed, applying a touch of makeup, and finishing my look with a few squirts of body spray.

[callout]Femininity has more to do with our inner selves, than how we look. However, I believe the more we tap into our feminine wiles, the more they will manifest on the outside. -The Cinderella Rule[/callout]

The result:

1. My work has become more efficient.

2. I’m donning aprons more often.

3. I’m wearing more of my shoes. Always a win!

4. My attitude is more positive.

5. I feel better about myself.

6. I’ve started eating healthier and will actually exercise this morning.

After a week of dresses, I do wish I could put on a pair of jeans, but I don’t feel desperate for pants yet. Being able to wear pj pants has helped. 🙂 If you want to participate in Dressember 2013, whether you choose to sign up on their site to raise money or not, it’s never too late!

It’s fun to be part of a movement and I love scrolling through Instagram photos of women across the country who are wearing dresses, too. If you’re on Instagram, search for #dressember2013 and if you’re participating, make sure to tag Blythe, the founder at @dressember. Follow me there at @betjett2.

[reminder]What cause or organization would you wear a month’s worth of dresses to raise money for? [/reminder]

[callout]International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor.[/callout]



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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

December 9, 2013

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