Monday, March 16, 2009

Looking Good...

This past weekend I was pleased to have one of my high school friends travel from the south and pay me a visit.

While he gained the post high school 10 pounds, I gained the post high school ___ pounds.

So a part of me was feeling nervous and apprehensive.

Saturday night while I washed and retwisted my Senegalese twists I was silently hoping that he would get on the I-95 and keep heading south but by the time 1am rolled around and I was tucking myself in, I also put my nervousness to bed.

Surely I gained a few pounds and while I can eat less and be more active, there wasn't a thing I could do about it overnight. Of course I could have beat myself up over the many nights I came in from work and didn't exercise or the salad I passed over for the sandwich. However I chose to surrender to the moment and anticipate hooking up with an old friend.

So yesterday as he pulled up in front of my building and I strutted out of the front door adorned in a black dress, black stockings and black five inch heels, I strolled with a confidence that surpassed any other feeling I could have had at that moment.

There was a strength in my stride, a pep in my step and self-love abound. I was looking good... no better than good... on the outside and inside there was a mini-parade going on, I felt absolutely marvelous.

We had such an enjoyful visit, full of reminisces and laughter. We chatted for hours and hours and promised to stay in touch. I walked him back to his car and wished him a safe journey and before he headed off, he turned to me and said, "You really look good, you're sexy, you're strong and still so so beautiful". While I smiled and said thank you in reply, I knew it was more than a compliment but a reflection.


The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

You go girl!

Five-inch heels . . .that's what I am talking about :)

I am glad that you decided to go out and have fun with your high school friend.

You are a beautiful woman.

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

I am proud of you! Wear yourself with confidence. You are beautiful and you shouldn't let the insecurities get the better of you.

I am glad you went out and had fun. That compliment was well deserved. (And I'm envious of the 5-inch heals :)

MsKnowitAll said...

Queen... I knew you would appreciate the heels... LOL I would love to wear them more often but... 1) I don't have but 2 pair and 2) The streets of NYC are rough, flats HAVE TO due.

Thank you much for the compliment. I'm resting in my beautiful bliss at the moment. We had such a nice visit & I'm glad I got over myself enough to enjoy it.

Kay C... Thank you Sis! I've battle with my insecurities for a long time but it's way past time to bed them and never look back. I thank you again.

Ms. Liryc said...

Girl you did your thing, I am happy to read this post. I must say I am in total agreement. Sometimes you have to chuck all the other things aside and just claim your sexy!

LOVED IT, and I bet he's talking about you!

Love self first and everything else will come after!

MsKnowitAll said...

Liryc... I really did do my thing... make up & heels. Yeah I think he may be talking about me and sweating me... a little - LOL. Thank you Lil Sis.

Lovebabz said...

That's what I am talking about!

KNowing who we are and loving all of ourselves!

Oh you make me happy!

5 inch heels?...ouchy ouwie :) LOL!

MsKnowitAll said...

Sister Lovebabz.... Hahaha! I loved every minute of my fabulous moment. My 5 inches were comfortable though, not a lot of standing, not a lot of walking.

The Insatiable One said...

Gone sexy momma! Work it girl, you better work it!