So today I ran into an old flame while waiting for my bus downtown.
This man is gorgeous, tall, fit - boyishly handsome still even though he's over 40 and his eyes as blue as they were when he was 15. Anyway, there's him...and then me - no make up, hair in a scrunchie (as in all scrunched up in sort of half bun/half pony tail), jeans two sizes too big and a huge sweater and a wool coat and raggedy scarf, oh and my old lady boots because it's all snow and ice downtown and I have this morbid fear of slipping on the snow and ice.
Really...the picture of attractiveness...not.
So what's the first thing he says?
"Enz, you look great" whilst enfolding me in a hug.
Which immediately makes me realise how absolutely NOT great I currently look.
Now most days, I am dressed professionally for work, hair and makeup are good and clothes fit properly and are nice. Today, because it's Friday and a pseudo holiday - I didn't bother and TODAY of all the days that I am downtown (which is every single day), I run into him.
I've known him since we were teenagers and I know he could care less about how I look most of the time - but really, TODAY????
That's all that's bothering me today and I guess for that, I am grateful.
I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you make all your dreams come true. I'm working on mine. Work on yours - not someone else's idea of what your dreams should be.