Monday, 11 March 2019

My Irregular Day & Why I Chose What I Did

When Irregular Choice approached me with their idea of Irregular Day, I was really unsure of what to do for it. Initially I read it as a day of doing something a bit topsy turvy until I watched Dan's video where he talked in more detail. I realised yes, it could be something a bit unconventional like walking backwards or eating ice-cream with chopsticks (eating ice cream was the big draw for me there!), but I could see the day being interpreted in a number of other ways. You could choose to do something challenging, something that most people would see as a challenge or adventurous, like skydiving or mountain climbing. You could set a personal goal, something perhaps not as universally challenging, but beating your personal best or something random like seeing how many hats you could knit in a day or how far you could walk in a certain amount of time. It could be something completely new to you or different to your taste, something you've always wanted to try but haven't, like learning a language, eating different foods or wearing something you wouldn't usually and so on. My family were little help as I discussed possible options as the response was "you're already irregular, you'd have to wear/do something 'normal' for the day". Ok, thanks! I toyed with a few ideas, including wearing something "normal" like jeans and trainers (wouldn't you all have liked to see that!), but it seemed a bit wasteful to buy new things I'd never wear again. We considered celebrating Christmas or eating doughnuts all day-a fun concept but not really meaningful to me. There's so many things I want to do in daily life that I'm not really capable of, so it was hard to find something manageable and I did want it to have some meaning, because what I took from Dan's video was that although this day came about to commemorate 20 years of the brand, it was to celebrate our (the IC community) irregularities, what makes us different. In the end I chose something that wouldn't be considered 'irregular' to some people and didn't used to be to me, but nowadays is massively irregular in my world. It's something I've longed to do for years, but been too scared to attempt and that was to sew. collage of process making black lace ankle cuffs

Monday, 4 March 2019

Irregular Day Raffle

2019 marks the 20th year of Irregular Choice and founder, Dan Sullivan wants us all to celebrate our irregularities with the launch of Irregular Day. It's happening this Saturday, March 9th. Up and down the country and all around the world fans will be doing something irregular for the day. There's also going to be events and activities not only in Irregular Choice stores, but some of the independent stockists too. The day is about having fun and either doing something challenging, something a bit topsy turvy or maybe trying something new or different to you, that may not necessarily be 'irregular' to the next person. Everyone can participate, no matter where you are or what your abilities or chosen 'task' may be and you can hear Dan talking more about it here.
banner saying Irregular Day on pastel background