One of the fascinating aspects of going into a new reality is how so much of my current life doesn’t fit. There isn’t one piece of clothing of mine that translates to rural Africa.
The most interesting to date has been trying to find long, light colored, unlined skirts for summer weather. I haven’t worn long skirts in summer since I went through an extremely frumpy phase 14 years ago.
It took me a week, umpteen shops and over a dozen catalogs to find these at a reasonable price. Kudos to the girlfriend who suggested Sierra Trading Post. They had fallen off my radar. But, they came through last Friday night.
So, yes, you can have a fashion crisis in mission work. Take that Anna Wintour!