When I was in high school, I was awarded the dubious honor of being ‘Most Likely to be Caught Looking in a Mirror’. I still don’t know the thought process behind that award – what those who voted for me were thinking – but I’m guessing it had something to do with vanity.
It’s really weird how I still remember that, and how it hurt my feelings. While it was true, I probably did look in the mirror a lot, it had nothing to do with being vain or thinking I was the hotness. Quite the opposite – I was constantly checking to make sure I looked okay.
And I never quite thought I cut it, looks wise. I didn’t like a lot of things about my face. My body (I would KILL for that body today. Of course.)
As an adult, I still find myself backsliding into that old teenaged head space. Focusing on the negative. It is a horrible habit.
Today, I’m going to look at the positive. Me, with no makeup, on the internets. Here we go:
1) I love my teeth. I have big, square teeth like my dad and my grandma. They are too big for my jaw and I have had more money poured into orthodontics than I care to think about – but I’ve always gotten compliments on my teeth. Which is a funny thing to get compliments on, really, but hey. I’ll take it. A few weeks ago I was at the dentist and the dental assistant said I have ‘movie star teeth’. And then she proceeded to tell me I need a crown. Oh well, can’t win ‘em all!
2) My hair – yes, I do love my hair. I had god-awful frizzy hair until I was about 16 and discovered it was naturally curly and I’d been just brushing it and making it worse for years. Now, I don’t brush my hair unless I’m flat-ironing it, and I hardly wash it, either. Which sounds kind of gross, but in all honesty, it suits this lazy chick just fine. And yeah, my hair is prematurely gray, but that’s nothing a good colorist can’t fix. And I’m kind of looking forward to the day I can just let it go and rock some big silver hair!
3) My feet. I have Flintstone feet – square with short, stubby toes. My son has them too. I think they’re cute. Plus, they work just fine for keeping us upright, most of the time. That’s a definite bonus.
What do you love about yourself? Tell me, or go link up on the Thursday Three – and check out Lisa’s amazing post!