(noun) : a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
I’ve been attracted to the bohemian, Free People, aesthetic for many years now, but I never really believed I could pull it off. Maybe I like it because I am a Type A personality; I might be imaginative, but I certainly don’t live outside societal bounds or push the limits very far. I am a rule follower. But clothing allows for a little eccentricity without real risk, at least on your days off. My favorite thrift store in town occasionally carries clothing from Free People in my size and I’ve begun snatching it up when I can find it.
Moving allows for reinvention. I can be anything I want to be; I’m not barred by past assumptions. And I realize I never really was.