Just as I’ve written here previously, the title of this site, ReNude Pride, is a play on the word, renewed. Just as the Springtime brings with it a renewal of life with the return of foliage on trees and flowers in nature, so to with the Springtime and being bare. In the Spring, for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, we also welcome with open arms a return to outdoor nudity as well as a return to nature and living clothes-free.
March is the month that Springtime returns to the Northern Hemisphere. I felt it also an opportune time to encourage all of us, whether part-time (occasional) or as-often-as-possible bare practitioners (naturist/nudist), to be proud of who we are and of our joy in living without the oppression and restraint of clothing. It makes no sense to cover up the beauty of our skin and our naked bodies.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (also known more popularly as Mark Twain) was a humorist who combined his wit into ridiculing society. In the above quote, he is most definitely making a statement on the absurdity of clothing. Mr. Clemens/Mark Twain was famous not only for the books that we wrote, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Story of Huckleberry Finn, but more importantly, for his observations on his contemporary society and the ridiculous social customs in place which more likely than not inconvenienced rather than served any constructive purpose.
As the winter slowly disappears and many of us become restless in anticipation of the arrival of Spring, I intend this post to help us all to “step outside with pride.” A subtle message to boost our spirits and to renew our commitment to living our lives as bare as possible.
For some bare practitioners (nudists/naturists), it is easy to become so overwhelmed in our fears and insecurities about other aspects of our daily lives that we allow these feelings and moments of doubt to overshadow our nudity as well. Naturally, our moods affect our daily lives. After all, we’re all human and it is difficult to separate the many different aspects of our private lives.
It is important for all of us to understand that life happens to all of us. There are good times and there are times that aren’t quite as good as others. We should remember that when an unpleasant moment or experience happens, not to waste time dwelling on it but instead go about our business and not allow one situation to ruin what’s left of our day. For example, if something happens at work that upsets me, move along after the fact rather than wallow in my anger. When I leave the office, leave the anger back inside my office and not bring it out into the world where it does no one any good, least of all me.
Instead, I try to focus on a calming thought, such as soon I’ll be away from the office and back at home where I am free to get as naked as I want to be. My goal is to never permit anyone or any situation to deter my joy at being clothes-free. It’s bad enough that I have to work wearing clothes. My time away from the office and classroom is my time to be me and as bare as possible with no negative thoughts allowed!
In order to keep myself as a proud bare practitioner (nudist/naturist) I know that I need to maintain a calm composure. To do this, I strive to stay positive in my outlook and stay as stress-free as I am able. This means eliminating all unpleasant thoughts and allowing no one to dictate my actions and attitude.