Saturday, March 29, 2014
An introvert's dilemma
I don't like attention. Several years ago, at our wedding, I felt so happy to be marrying my husband while wearing a beautiful dress. I felt less pleased about all the people watching me do so. Who could possibly blend in while wearing a tiara?
Lately, I've been experiencing some deju-vu. Over the last couple of years, I've been trying to overcome my predilection for schlubbiness. I wrestled with tiny elements of style that other people befriended effortlessly. I bought more jewel tones. I got some tinted lip gloss. I plucked my eyebrows more frequently. And I served these changes alongside a newly fit me. Adopted over time, the changes energized without overwhelming.
Then, other people started to notice. I felt happy receiving compliments from acquaintances. I felt less pleased with prolonged looks from strangers. What do you do when the thing that makes you happy makes you unhappy as well?
Question - How do you feel about being the center of attention?