It is an attitude.
I had a conversation with some work mates today.
We were talking about New Years Resolutions.
ALL of the women wanted to lose weight. Big, small, round, petite. ALL of them had resolved to lose weight this year.
The guys wanted to do stupid shit. But they are guys, so we belittled them and then ignored them.
Anyway. One of my best girls at work (the same age as my mum) was telling us about WHY she had resolved to lose weight this year. She was walking down the street with a couple of very slim friends. All around her age. A teenage boy whistled at her friends and then looked at her and said ‘But not you’
I was gutted for her. How disgusting. How humiliating. Wish I had been there, there would have been some Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the spleen action goin’ on. In heels.
She went on and on about how disgusting, fat and horrible she was. The others were all saying the obligitory ‘No you are not!’ ‘Your so pretty’ all the usual shit we say to each other and not really mean it.
Cause women are bitches. They truly are.
I sat there in silence. They all looked at me. Silence is not normal for me. They were wondering what I was going to say to make her feel better.
‘Do you ever feel sexy?’ I asked her. With my serious face on. You know the one. The one you reserve for the kids when you really really want them to listen to you.
She laughed. The other girls laughed. The guys leaned in closer. They weren’t really listening, but heard the word ‘sexy’ and were all of a sudden interested.
‘No I am serious. Do you ever feel sexy?’
‘Of course not. I am nearly 60!’
‘So? I feel sexier now than I did when I was 20.’
‘Yeah, but you are only in your 30’s’
‘Sexy is an attitude. Not an age’
WHY do women feel that to be sexy they have to be a tiny, young, blonde girl with big bazookas?
I feel sexy. Well not tonight sitting here
sweating glowing in an old tshirt. But I felt sexy today. When I pulled on some killer heels with a pencil skirt in a gorgeous material that felt like it was kissing my legs.
I felt sexy then.
Fresh nailpolish and silky glossy lipgloss makes me feel sexy.
Lacy underwear makes me feel sexy.
I am a woman in her 30’s. Past it by most standards. I am overweight. I have a tummy that I despise. I get zits. I have wrinkles popping up and a requirement to dye my hair. Most nights I don’t get my beauty sleep. And. You. Can. Tell.
But I can pull on some clothes that make me feel good, put a slick of gloss on my lips, style my hair and I can feel like a million dollars.
I walk taller. I smile more. I get more attention. I get male attention (not that I am looking for that, but it is a nice little ego boost!) and compliments.
These things don’t happen when I am feeling frumpy or ugly.
Everyone is sexy. Everyone is attractive. It is an attitude. A state of mind.
It is about confidence and feeling worthy of others attention. It’s about knowing what your good features are and ignoring or playing down the bad.
It’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Don’t get me wrong. I am no Angelina or insert-sexy-actress-chicky-babe-here. I know that. I just know that when I feel sexy, confident, whathaveyou people treat me better. They are nicer. And in turn, I am nicer cause I feel good.
And of course MPS likes it when I feel sexy *snigger*
What do you do to boost your confidence? What makes you feel sexy?
Guys you can answer but it cannot involve blow up anything, movies or the internet…..