Self Confidence And Transformation


Honestly this spring break week feels like the most unproductive week I have had in a long time. At times I don’t feel like I accomplished anything. Even though I have gone to the gym and made some baskets to donate for a gala that my husband’s work is holding in the fall. I am also going to work on my Mary Kay dream board this evening with Patrick. The only thing that I didn’t do this week like I wanted to was work on my husband’s anniversary gift. I am going to attempt to work on it tomorrow while Patrick is at work. I am looking forward to taking a day trip with Patrick to Pittsburgh on Saturday. We are going to go to the aviary, the gardens, ride the incline, and stop at IKEA. I used to go to the gardens with my grandparents when I was younger and would like to return and get some beautiful pictures. Patrick has never been there nor has he ridden the incline or been to the aviary. The weather there on Saturday is suppose to be 65 degrees and a some chance of a storm, but overall it sounds like it will be a nice day.

I actually wore a dress for the first time in a very long time yesterday, I went with a fellow Mary Kay team member to help her with a party and this is what I wore (see picture). I actually am the proud owner of 4 dresses and 4 skirts, those are things that I never wore before. I actually have enjoyed wearing them lately, it’s crazy! And you know what else is crazy, it’s been 21 months today since my weight loss surgery! It’s amazing how quickly the time has passed.

It’s amazing how much having self confidence can change your life. If you feel poorly about yourself, then you find no point in dressing nicely, wearing makeup or jewelry, or even bathing for that matter. Depression can cause you to do crazy things. I remember when I found it too much of a chore to go take a bath, I would not take one more than every couple days. Now I flip out if I don’t shower or bath every night before bed. I didn’t care what I looked like. I honestly just threw whatever on to go to class in college and grad school. I never dressed nice for things even if I was suppose to and I definitely didn’t wear makeup, except for my wedding and I had to be talked into that. And now I sell makeup and wear it every single day!

To those who know me personally, I have made an amazing transformation both physically and mentally.

Daily Inspirational Quote: “Sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, a way of living in advance through a trauma that prepares you for a future of radical transformation.” ~Cherrie Moraga

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