The Golden Globes were such a great night for the ladies. Smart, talented, funny, powerful; the scope of women who graced that stage was as memorable as their speeches. Lena Dunham said it in a nutshell, “This award is for every woman who felt like there wasn’t a space for her.” I can bet my entire wardrobe that I was not alone in looking down to myself counting all those times I’ve felt like I didn’t belong. And Adele’s absolutely adorable acceptance speech showing the world watching that, YES!! she has 6 Grammy’s AND now a Globe added to her repertoire, and YES!!….she’s also just a person. A lady who’s not afraid to jump up and down in front of Daniel Day- Lewis. She doesn’t waste her energies trying to be perfect or saying exactly what people expect. Be fearless and let nobody’s opinion stop you from being silly if you feel the urge. To the lovely Anne Hathaway shouting out to her Princess of Genovia alter ego from way back when; and not hiding her vulnerability from the spotlight. “Thank you for this blunt object that I will forever use as a weapon against self doubt.” Even someone so capable and breathtakingly talented has thought twice about their potential. Crazy, huh? But Jodie Foster said something that hit me so hard I’m pretty sure I have a bruise on my heart. Well she didn’t exactly say it in real time, but she did say it once. “Being normal is not something to aspire to; it’s something to get away from.” And by normal she doesn’t mean a non-celebrity, “normal” person like “you and me.” She means, “hey! listen to that little voice inside your head that believes in the extraordinary. The one that tells you to trust in yourself and savor those impossible dreams. Get away from any thought that denies your self-worth; being “normal” or something you don’t want to be, is not something to aspire. Fly away, and find YOU.” Well, maaaaaybe that’s what she meant. But my translation makes me feel hopeful…and special. And that’s all that matters.
So yes…fly away, you! To where you want to be.
Day 4 happy thing to be happy about this 2013.
FULL freaking HOUSE. Full House, Glamour Magazine fresh outta the mail and just a cup of tea. After all, ‘happiness is (can be) defined by a leisurely breakfast,’ that is for certain.
I used to have this REALLY prominent space between my two front teeth. It was “cute” to my mom and “a trademark” to my aunt. But to ME, it was my least favorite place to look in the mirror. A perfectly first attempt at a semi messy high pony and crease free eye shadow was always outdone by that parking spot. I’d imagine what it would be like to have space-free teeth. To smile a smile that connected; a smile that fit. I’d chew white Trident gum and stick it between the gap; it looked so silly. I wasn’t this superficial, shallow wannabe Miss Perfect….I just wanted to feel poised. Feel pretty from the INSIDE. Speaking of, inside, is where a little thing called “my confidence” has made its home. Just as a stroke of mascara and a bright red lip make a lady feel charmed and ready to take on the world, a smile YOU feel good about works the same magic. But in one day, something tells me I’ll be as confident as I’ve never been. I’ll open up to the world, as it opens up to me. One day.
One day…until I get my braces off.