“Yo!”, I was thinking as I heard this song on my drive home from work this morning. “This song used to be the SHIT!” I was about 19 when it came out and as about self-conscious/self-loathing as I could get. Outwardly, there was no good reason for me not to think I was “thebomb.com” (I hate Tamar. Why then, am I quoting her ? Anyway …) I was gorgeous, had all my teeth, a bad ass shape, and flawless skin. My insides however, were about as ugly as they could come. I had blinders on. I could see little of my external beauty and none on the inside. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Awareness is a BEAST. Looking back it’s utterly amazing the shit I did not know or could not see. If I could’ve see myself then as I see myself now the world would not have been safe. Either that or I wouldn’t have depending on how the other variable in the equation, my incessant need to self-destruct, played in.
It’s cool though, we “see” when we’re supposed to “see” and are never too old to shift our perspective. As of right now though, to quote Yeezy : “Goddammit, I’m killin’ this shit!” and I’m killin’ it despite a few less teeth, a larger body with rickety bones, and the onset of adult acne (that apparently only I can see, which might mean I have dementia :/.) All of my good feelings about me are beginning to originate on the inside and spill outward. The foundation for my new attitude is my growing ability to accept myself just as I am. Thank God for moments of clarity like this. Every now and again I throw the blinders on, but Awareness eats through them with the ill x-ray vision pretty damn fast these days. Life is beautiful, and so am I.
Speaking of songs that make me feel hot over 30 … 😉 yowsah!