At what point(s) in your life have or had you felt at your best, or most beautiful, and why?
You know my first answer would have been when I in my late teens...but then I thought naw, I was still so very insecure about stuff then. Starving myself, hair falling out in clumps, bones showing....obviously that wasn't a great time in my life.
Then, I thought of a better time ... right before my divorce, I was feeling so strong. All during my marriage I was told I wasn't intelligent, wasn't attractive, I was ignored and blown off, and my self esteem was pretty much in the toilet. Then I decided I was going back to college, and once I started attending UNM I realized that with my 4.0 the first semester I wasn't stupid (its still a 3.7 thank you very much), and with the attention I was getting from guys on campus (younger and older) I wasn't ugly. I started exercising again like crazy - power walked about 10 miles a day - and the feeling I had at that time was amazing. It was scary as heck, but once I was on my own, I realized I could do things by myself, like getting my own place, beating cancer, and bettering my situation. I was intelligent. I was attractive. I was healthy. I felt wonderful. I didn't NEED anyone. Empowerment is such an awesome thing.
I'll admit I got side-tracked a bit with the mean jerk, but now I've rekindled that strength. Its almost as if I do the best for myself when I've been hurt, or when I'm coming out of a bad situation. I wonder how many other women experience that.
I still don't NEED anyone. I'm getting healthier. I'm still intelligent, now I'm successful in my own right, and almost done with school. I feel wonderful.
So while I'm still not back to my 1993-94 best, I'm feeling pretty beautiful right now, and its inside as well as out.
--OR-- Do you ever clip your toenails, let the trimmings land where they may, and then not pick up after yourself??
Uhm....ew? My daughter does that and I HATE it. That is so sick, nasty and just plain wrong. That's like leaving a snot-filled kleenex for someone else to throw away. Break out the hazmat gear.
ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew.