This might be an odd post for me, but one I must do!
I have never been pretty. All through my school years, I was reminded daily just how ugly I was considered. It can really do a number on you and affect your life. I am still scared when I meet new people for fear they are thinking, “HOLY CRAP ugly!”
But, even though it enters my mind, it doesn’t hold the power over me it once did. I did find a wonderful man who did not care one bit how I looked. He loved me! I had three wonderful children. Over the years, I just started to mostly shrug it off. If someone doesn’t want to get to know me because I’m not considered pretty, then they are not really worth knowing, anyway.
I was going through some photos of me, trying to decide upon one to use for an avatar, and decided to post this. I never use my real picture because, well, the silly cartoon woman I use might look better to most! But today, I don’t care! I am going to post this picture that I have. It was taken about a year ago, and right after a kind of bad haircut (lol), and I made it into an ‘old’ photo on Gimp. I figured an old photo for an old lady sounded right!
Now, I’m not posting so people will comment or say things they might not mean. I am what I am, and I have accepted that. I just decided to be brave and push myself past my comfort zone. I have been doing that in other areas of my life, too. I figured I better do it before it’s too late! I am fifty-seven years old and I don’t have tons of time for limit pushing!
I actually like the picture at the top of my blog better. The one with my mom. I LOVE that photo and I am so glad I have it! It was a fun day. We went to a tea party that a six year old hosted. Our goofy hats and matching shirts were awesome!
Have a wonderful Friday, my WordPress friends!