Day 2145: Come as you are

What does “come as you are” (which I saw in a magazine yesterday while waiting for an echocardiogram) mean to you?


Here comes an online discussion of “Come as you are”:

Best Answer: Come as you are on a party invitation indicates that the host or hostess is having a very informal party and Dress is not important. Now, if you were thinking about going naked to the party you might want to determine if it would be the best option. Things to consider might be 1. do you look good naked,2. are you secure enough in your looks to go to a party naked,3. how much importance do you put on shock and surprise of the other guests. Generally, come as you are means, if you have on jeans and a Polo and deck shoes, or in the summer if you have on shorts, a tee shirt, and sandals, you will be in acceptable attire. It simply means what it says come as you are, no need to dress up.

Only hell mama ever raised · 1 decade ago

Come as yourself and don’t try to make any false characteristics about yourself.
♥Caribbean American Princess♥ · 1 decade ago

In my Coping and Healing groups, I often say at the end, “I’m grateful that everybody showed up exactly the way they showed up today.”  I hope that’s an invitation for people to come as they are.

It’s time for my other photos from yesterday to come as they are.












As I’m creating this blog post as I am, this message keeps coming at me from WordPress:

A new editor is coming to level-up your layout.

I don’t know if I want a new editor coming to level-up my layout.   I’d prefer my blog posts to come as they are.

Here’s another entry from that online discussion about “Come as you are”:

it think that whoever has invited u listens to Nirvana, a lot…wear a Nirnana t-shirt or go naked.

Here comes Nirvana as they were, with “Come as You Are.”


If you’re coming here as you are from outside the USA, you may not be able to watch that video.

For the next two days, I’ll be coming as I am to a group therapy conference in New York. I assume I’ll come away from that experience as a better group therapist.

Here’s thanks coming from me to all those who helped me create this come-as-you-are post and — of course — to YOU, for coming as you are.



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23 thoughts on “Day 2145: Come as you are

  1. My favourite nirvana song.

  2. In my ink-stained years, Ann, I always wanted to be there, see there, and then let the readers feel like they were there, too.

  3. I am outside the United States and was able to view the Nirvana video, Ann. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful time in New York and learn things that are interesting to you. Will you sing at any open mic cafes there? Perhaps you should pack your ukulele

  4. I’m wondering why the Caribbean Princess felt it necessary to explain how ‘Come as you are” did not necessarily mean naked. 🙂

    And the video did work here in Canada! Woo Hoo.

    Enjoy the conference.

  5. “I don’t know if I want a new editor coming to level-up my layout. I’d prefer my blog posts to come as they are.”…..


  6. Wait….I’m coming! ⌒°(ᴖ◡ᴖ)°⌒

  7. Every party is come-as-you-are if you think about it, and should be. I’ve never forgotten the British comedian Ben Elton’s criticism of British politicians for wanting to be cool. Elton said, “The truth is you can’t buy cool and you can’t create it with a label. Wearing the right clothes only takes money while wearing the wrong clothes takes initiative.” Or wearing no clothes.
    If you’re invited to a party the emphasis should always be on you and whatever you wear–or don’t–is an expression of that.

  8. I’m glad you come as you are to the blog each day! And I come was I am to read. I like those posters telling people how hearts get physically measured.

  9. I often drop by in my nightie and bare feet

  10. And here was I imagining it was shorthand for “this is not a fancy dress party”

  11. I love the endnote: “Thanks for showing up just the way you are. How refreshing. It reminds me of Mr. Rogers, “I like you, just the way you are.”

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