Growing up as a girl is not an easy task. We are easily filled with self doubt and insecurities. And it starts young. I remember envying my best friend Erin’s hair in first grade. Her mother’s only daughter, she was always wearing ribbons and bows and fancy clips.
The seeds of insecurity are planted early, no?
By fifth grade it was clear that I was supposed to “like” someone. Having a boyfriend meant you were pretty…and likable…and pretty.
The process of “going out” and breaking up in fifth grade is the equivalent to reading up on the Hollywood who’s who in USWeekly. And who doesn’t want to be in USWeekly?
But nobody liked me like that. I did not have the blond curls and the blue eyes and the olive toned skin. I was no Shannon Baker.
When my oldest sister’s high school boyfriend asked me if I had a boyfriend, I mumbled something about not being good enough for a boyfriend.
He mis-heard me, “Nobody’s GOOD enough for you?? Is that what you said!?! Hahahaha…you guys hear that??”
“yeah that’s right!” I said, “nobody’s good enough for me!! That’s exactly what I said!!”
More laughter. Quick Comeback Kathy. That’s me.
From that point on whenever someone asked me if I liked a boy or questioned why I wasn’t “going out” with someone, I’d shoot back my ready reply, “because nobody’s good enough for me hahahahahahahahahaha!”
And I was always pleased with the reactions. Everybody thought it was hilarious and gave me an “atta girl!” speech after hearing my mantra.
Nobody’s good enough for me.
The beauty about sticking with a line like that is that you actually start to believe it…until you get to high school and all of those superficial insecurities come back and punch you in the face.
Now it’s your turn!
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1.) The Love List. Write a list of 50 things you look for in a man.
2.) Write a poem about a picture.
3.) What does your child do that reminds you most of yourself? How does it make you feel?
4.) Write a letter to whatever is stopping you from losing the extra weight you’d like to lose.
5.) What summer means to your family.