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Who I was I’m no longer today

14 Jul

Back in the day I could never leave the house without makeup. Needed to take the trash out? Buy a loaf of bread? Go to a movie? Hang out with friends? Always, always put makeup on.

Today my morning routine is done in less than thirty minutes: teeth brushing, hair (straightened or curled), clothes on, and off I go.

Back in the day I could never fathom wearing anything other than high heels. The higher the heels the better. Long or short walk, uphill or downhill didn’t matter–always in heels. Today my choice of shoes are flip-flops and flats.

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Back in the day I always accessorized accordingly. Shoes matched my purse, colors and patterns were meticulously picked. Spent tons of money and followed whatever trends in style.

Today, a pair of yoga pants and a t-shirt is my preferred attire when home. I still own clothes I wore ten years ago.

Back in the day, I couldn’t imagine letting people know I love writing, too mortified of being judged.

Today I have published five novels and have several other stories in work.

Back in the day I could get angry and combust in flame in a second, my Latin temperament part of me as my own skin.

Today, I don’t take myself seriously; in fact I’m the first to laugh at myself.

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Back in the day I was too busy creating an image I wanted people to know me for. 

Today comfort, inner peace and embracing who I am are the rules I live my life by.

Is it evolution, development or . . . growing wise?