Disclaimer: These are my thoughts, my open, honest and complete thoughts. Please do not take offense/judge me for stating my opinions.
While staring at the covers in the magazine section at the book store, a light bulb went off in my head. I found myself comparing book covers to magazine covers.
The fab Epic Reads ladies Margot and Aubrie talked about this a little in one of their amazing #TeaTime episodes, (which one I can’t remember), and what they said is completely true. (And I’m just putting it in my own words, mind you.)
Then I thought of how people judge each other. Most importantly, how they judge me, how it has completely affected MY LIFE.
Puberty was exceptionally difficult for me especially with all the bodily changes. As an adult, I look to the past and see how much I’ve grown. I’ve had low self-esteem as a kid and teen.
One thing most people should know about me is, I despise being in the spotlight. (Seriously, I hate attention, it’s uncomfortable. I turn red and feel awkward.) I love smaller group settings with one-on-one chit chatter. (INTROVERT FOR LIFE! Except when I’m around book people I become an extrovert LOL)
Honestly, I’ve never considered myself to be attractive, or a “dime piece” that kids talk about these days, and as an adult woman, I have finally accepted my appearance.
The point of this entire post is..
This one comment has plagued me all my life..
“You’re not as intimidating as you look.”
Well, yes I know. I could have told you so! LOL I’m just me, just Giselle.
I LOVE TWITTER because people finally can listen to what I have to say instead of being scared to look me in the eye. (True story!)
When someone finally gets to know the real me (which is pretty much an all around-nerd), I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. They’ve accepted my “cover” and in doing so I have made a new friend.
We shouldn’t judge a person’s “cover” (appearance) until we’ve read their “story” (personality)..
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