I am very much feeling like I am struggling against the tide at the moment. I am feeling led to plain dress and have been for about 6 months or more, but have great difficulties explaining it to family and friends.
I have been reading Quaker Jane's website and found that hugely helpful. I live in rural Cornwall UK and stick out like a sore thumb just by wearing a headcovering, ( which I have been doing for over a year or so now)let alone quaker plain dress, which is what I feel strongly led towards. I know I should not heed what others think about me or worry what they will say, but I do find myself worrying about those things. God is kind and patient, and I know that when I submit to his will, things run along easier, and it seems less painful than when I am stubborn and try to do things my way.
I know of no other plain dressers in the UK, but then I am new here, so that is not surprising. I have just received a dress from "the Kings Daughters" that I am very pleased with, and will start wearing it out and about now. I (we, my husband and I) have been having a huge clearout of clothes and house items in an effort to live more simply, but have a long way to go yet. I am interested in other Friends experience of switching to plain living. What sayest thou?
Edit: comments are now closed on this blog post, as friends were asking questions and debating rather than share their experiences or offer advice - as only a few did.