I am not a Fleetwood Mac fan. I don’t get their music but I understand that other people appreciate it. When I hear them being mentioned, I generally only perk up when I hear “Mac.” Why? Because that instantly makes me want to have macaroni and cheese. I’m that kind of person. Anyway, I’ve had “Go Your Own Way” stuck in my head for two straight weeks.
I kid you not. Two straight weeks of the phrase,” you can go your own way” over and over and over again. Not any other part of the song. Just that over and over again. That high-energy, high note portion of the song. Over and over again. That led me to then research who exactly was Fleetwood Mac. Then I started looking at Stevie Nicks style. Not two days later I got this shift dress with bell sleeves that make me feel like I need to also have a fringe handbag and possibly burn my bra or whatever she was into.
So fast forward to the first time I wore this dress to work. I walked in, knowing that I was definitely channeling some throwback vibes with the sleeves. However, I thought I was channeling my childhood vibes. After two people commented on my “groovy” outfit, I realized that because I grew up in the later 90’s, my childhood vibes are actually 70’s vibes. I swear every 20 years fashion repeats itself. (Except I would like to skip the early ’00’s. Oof. No one needs Ed Hardy again) So while I thought that I was being all cool, I realized I was just basically reminding my older coworkers of their youth.
In addition to being the youngest person in my office, I was basically a walking reminder of their days gone by and by the end of the day I was told that it was too depressing to have someone from the 90’s wearing things that are clearly inspired by the 70’s. Um, okay? Thank you? How am I even supposed to respond to that? Thank you, I’m sorry you feel old? So I finally decided to respond to things by sassily replying, “You know what? You can go your own way.” I think that either the tone in which I delivered that shut people up, or perhaps that phrase actually means forget you, go away and we didn’t even know it. So either way, you can go your own way.