The Reluctant Mermaid

one woman unwilling to swim in the same direction as the others

7/24/12

how to fix a chip in your glitter



I'm usually full of sparkle, at least I think I am
but occasionally
a little fleck falls to the floor and leaves an empty space
and I think I've discovered what to do when that happens
it involves:
an open mind
a willingness to become someone else for a little while
a sense of bravery
a "fuck it" attitude
total and utter honesty, no holds barred
not over thinking it
not over involving yourself
knowing you can walk away at any point
laughing
being frisky
laughing at how frisky you can be
swelling up with pride
feeling the ecstasy of freedom
rolling around in your own raw confidence
asking for what you need
DEMANDING what you want
saying what you like
being clear about what you don't
being passionate for yourself, not for anyone else
removing your heart from your body for good reason
and then putting it back on your own terms
sitting with your power
melting with your boldness
calling the shots
tasting all your success
congratulating yourself for taking healthy risks
and then
painting your fingers with brighter, shinier glitter
while doing a victory dance
in your soul

3 comments:

Sherrie said...

i fixed the chip in my glitter today by removing myself from fb and google+ I was immersing myself in social media to the point of not interfacing with real people. Now I have to find a way to connect with a physical world after having forgotten how. But I am proud. Very very proud. I am sparkling.

jill nalette said...

this post is full of power and I LOVE IT!!!!
love, BIG hugs and smiles~ jill

Suzie said...

I love nail polish. It always mae me feel like Im taking the time to take care of myself.