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Having a barometer

Posted Aug 26 2008 5:04pm

I was thinking today about my personal barometers. These are people who I measure against, whose opinions I value and who I consult, usually virtually, about decisions and suchlike. So I have always had a sewing barometer, my friend Fiona, from school, who came to visit just recently. Whenever I was making things when I was younger I always asked myself "Is this hem straight enough for Fiona not to notice". She was always my quality barometer for my sewing projects and remains so today. She was never actually involved in this. It was always me asking myself what would she notice, how did my standards compare against hers.

I also have a style barometer and that's my friend Carolyn. We are poles apart in our likes and dislikes in clothes and if I am trying on something that feels uncomfortable cos its just that little bit different, maybe not quite "me", then I always ask myself what Carolyn would say, what would she say about that particular outfit and whether or not it suited me.

Its great cos I carry around these barometers and others too as advisors wherever I go. They are always there when I need to check something out. They are a really positive addition to my life and most of them never even know! Who are your barometers that you are measuring against? Do you need more?

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