The Cool Rule lets us reopen the drawer

Not everyone understands, but I am lucky to have friends and family — and a boss who is both friend and family — who let me be me.

35694836_10212580241484388_7811734548584071168_n

I dig bandanas.

The “Cool Rule” says that the things you believed to be cool when you were between the ages of 17 and 21 is what you consider cool the rest of your life. (Hat tip to wife Jennifer for creating the rule.)

So … bandanas.

I wore bandanas when I was in the Cool Rule years. Lots of them. Sometimes more than 20 at a time.

I still have lots of bandanas and occasionally I wear them.

I no longer have delusions about them making me cool. I know they don’t. But they are a part of me so sometimes I let them fly.

It isn’t a common look for someone my age or in my position. Not everyone understands, but I am lucky to have friends and family — and a boss who is both friend and family — who let me be me.

I wish everyone felt as free to express who they are inside regardless of who is looking, but I know that isn’t true.

The relentless cares of life cause many to stick their bandanas in a drawer and forget about them.

But they are still there, my friends. The Cool Rule still applies and all you have to do is open the drawer.

And let them fly.

Author: Michael

Working in the newsroom, I had a front row seat as the internet just about killed newspapers. I knew I had to either evolve or risk becoming insignificant. So I changed. I learned how to build websites and blogs, and I used social media to go to my readers. Now the goal is to use what I've learned to honor God and serve my community.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s