Thursday, April 29, 2010

Try and Try Again

I have a very special pair of pants. I was walking through the mall one day and I don’t normally walk into clothes stores (I am more of an electronics and book store guy), but on this day I was compelled to walk in and peruse the aisles. Most of the shoppers appeared to be attracted to the newest set of clothes at the front of the store so I decided to venture to the back and work my way toward the front.

I have watched enough television with the women in my life to understand that the clearance rack is like the graveyard for clothes. The next step after the clearance rack is some unknown box that will be sent to a secret destination to never be witnessed in public again.

I stuck my hand into the rack and parted the clothes like Moses parted the Red Sea and there right before my eyes was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen: Plaid Pajama Pants.

I was in love. I purchased these pants with no hesitation and continue to wear them today. I wear them around the house, to school, at the mall, the movies, when I get my haircut, everywhere. I have been told numerous times that I shouldn’t be wearing these pants out of the house. The looks I receive – when I do wear them - confirms that they are probably a little ridiculous.

Other people’s opinions don’t really bother me and I actually think it’s a compliment when I see wavering eyes on my legs – ladies ;). But, in all honesty these pants have taken a very special place in my heart and I consider them to be very lucky. In the words of T.I. these pants are, “Ready for whatever” – my pants of action.

Now, we’ve all heard of power suits, but I think what I am trying to get at here is that it isn’t the clothes that make the person – the person makes the person.

But, this topic needs to go beyond clothes. The other day I was alluding to the end of my school year on facebook as reaching the “finish line”. A friend of mine responded saying that there was an error in my post and that what I probably meant to say was that I was approaching the “starting line”. I couldn’t help but laugh because she was right. Life doesn’t end with education it actually begins.

Many of you probably finished with school awhile ago or are still working on finishing it, but what I implore you to do, no matter what you are wearing, is to get out there and try to do the things you always wanted to do.

If you can mix trying with a positive optimistic attitude anything is possible. How do I know this? Well, have you ever seen a pessimistic billionaire?


Anonymous said...

Impressive a blog with a shout out to your favourite pants (I would consider those things Pajamas).Those pants always make a statement and I think you now expect to have at least one comment or some double looks when you wear them out. Although they are getting old and starting to fall apart (the small holes that keep showing up lately speak to the age of these pants) one thing that is noticed and admired is that you wear them with confidence, you enjoy the looks and comments that are shot your way. Take the confidence you have when you wear those pants and apply it to all you do. Much like those pants have done you well, confidence in yourself and your capabilities will help you to achieve the unthinkable.

Congrats Sean on completing your B. Ed! Be confident! You have the potential to do great things.

Yet another great blog by Mr. Sean Raposo. Keep up the ingenious writing!

Sabrina said...

I'm not the only one who questionned you wearing the pajamas out of the house?

Great piece, I love the way you crafted how you and these pants happened to have your chance meeting to begin with.