Thursday, March 25, 2010
Are you a "Girly Girl"?
I have never described myself as a "girly" girl. When I heard that term I always thought of a very frilly, bouncy type of female. You know all kinda "cotton candy-like". I am more the jeans, leather jacket, t-shirt, & boots kinda gal. Hanging with the guys. Going on Adventures. I always thought I was too tough, too brash, too outspoken to be defined as "girly". But, I do wear jewelry. Lots of jewelry. Always have. I pile on the bracelets, rings, & never go out without earrings. I wear make-up. Less than I used to but much more artfully applied than in the "blue eyeshadow days". And I do like for my hair to look good. Not "done" but casually attractive-I don't mind if it gets blown around in the convertable or on the back of a Harley, but I want to be able to brush it, shake it out & look good when I get out. Back in the day, I wore braids quite often, ususally just one long one down my back.
Then, one day several years ago, a guy I know called me a "girly" girl. WHAT????!!?? He went on to say that of course I was "girly", that in fact I was quite "girly". Some of it had to do with my figure (I am curvy), but mostly he said it had to do with the fact I wear makeup, do my hair, & wear jewelry even when I am in jeans, t-shirt, boots, & leather. Also because I will not leave the house without earrings. Who knew that made you "girly". So, I took a poll of the guys I know. BIG SURPRISE...they ALL thought I was "girly". Guess the fact I can cuss like a sailor does not detract from the overall girliness. Huh, was I ever surprised that guys see me that way.
My oldest granddaughter embraces her girliness. She wears at least one article of pink with everything. She loves jewelry & has since before she could really talk. She is one tough little cookie, but she is a girl & likes girl-things. I was afraid I would not be able to relate to her girliness but I was oh so wrong. We connect on several levels. She is a mini-me with the attitude to match. I am so sorry for that my dear son!! But it does crack me up big-time.
So, I have embraced my "girliness". I now relish being girly. I wallow in girliness. I strive for girliness & being feminine. Still don't wear ruffles, but I do pile on the pearls from time to time. I do wear diamonds occasionally. And I never leave the house without my earrings.