So with the dates I’ve been going on lately, my parents told me that I should cool it on the “crazy cat lady” front. I asked why.
“It might put some guys off” they replied.
But you know what? I don’t actually care. I have two rescue cats who are a big part of my life. If I hook up with a guy that dislikes cats, then it’s not going to work, is it? So I am up front and honest, and yes to some I may come across as a “crazy cat lady”, but it’s part of who I am. I am passionate about animals and in particular, my pets.
Then someone said that maybe I should take out my nose ring for dates and replace it with a stud. Why? I like wearing a nose ring. I got my nose pierced with a ring about 10 years ago which was before they became fashionable, I can tell you.
Several people have told me “Your eyes are pretty. You should wear contact lenses or get laser eye surgery.” I actually like how I look in glasses.
My ex husband hated my weird ear piercings. At that time, I told them all out because I know he didn’t like them. Then when we split up, I went and got a new weird ear piercing and put the jewelry back in my other ones! And they’ve stayed in ever since, whether someone likes them or not.
My teeth are a little crooked in places and I have a chip on my front tooth. I sometimes bite my nails when I am anxious. I waffle a lot when talking. I draw my eyebrows on everyday due to an over plucking incident in the 90s, haha! I’m a bit overweight and I really enjoy my food. Sometimes I swear too much. I am opinionated. I have broken veins on my nose. My skin scars really easily. I click my knuckles and my neck. I’m incredibly clumsy.
How can you love someone else until you love yourself? Totally and utterly apologetically. And I think for the first time in almost 30 years (holy shit, I’m 30 this year!), I’m comfortable in my own skin. It’s a really great feeling! Love and enjoy yourself for who you are because you are pretty awesome.
With love, Daring Soul x