While I was out skating on the boardwalk this morning…which I might add was a bit more successful and fun than yesterday..I was pondering a statement made to me yesterday…a fella says (something along the lines of) “when in
line skates were in fashion I got some but only used them a few times, now I just don’t know about them”…..you don’t know what? Did you not enjoy them or do you think they aren’t “cool” anymore so you don’t want to use them?
I am so sick of people living their lives by other peoples standards…I feel like I can say this because I have always been an odd bird who fluctuated between trying to fit in and blaze her own path.
One of the wonderful things about getting older is the realization that it is OK to be YOU! I’ll admit I get queasy being me sometimes…I am a dork, I talk a lot, a get really loud and say the stupidest things when I am nervous…I probably don’t look really “cool” on the boardwalk being an older chubby girl on skates…yesterday I was so embarrasses because I was skating so slow that a gust of wind would STOP me! I was near to tears and embarrassed as hell…I started to look around at other people and wondering what they were thinking about me…it was horrible! But then my dearest husbands voice comes into my head saying “F*ck those people” (he really has a way with words, doesn’t he)…but really, why do I care what these people think about me, I am not living my life for them…I am livin‘ it for ME!
So the point I am getting at here is get out there and live YOUR life! And F*ck all those other people who don’t think you are “cool”!