Saturday, June 15, 2013
I had a very bizarre experience this afternoon. I has just finished working out with my personal trainer (who's about 16 years old and has boundless energy) and was walking home when this random guy literally stopped traffic to ask me if I was single. This has *never* ever happened to me in my entire life. It was a supremely bizarre experience, and it got me thinking.
For so much of my life, I've actively focused on downplaying my looks. As I continue to lose weight, I am going to have to come to terms with the fact that I may occasionally receive some positive attention based upon how I look. That feels really uncomfortable for me, and it's something I'm going to have to work through.
I've honestly never had the ambition to be the "pretty girl". It's not that I have anything against pretty girls. Just that there are so many other things I'd rather be. And I do like being able to go about my business without attracting unwanted attention.
I'm wondering if others have dealt with this. I can't be the only one, can I?