3/14/08 - Glasses
Originally uploaded by discoveringliz
Right now what you're looking at is a love-hate relationship. I got new glasses this week, and after wearing them for one day I decided I.HATE.THEM. I am not kidding when I say I had a meltdown, an identity crisis. I believe part of the problem is that I have had the others for at least 3 years, if not longer, and glasses sort of define a person's personality.
When I looked in the mirror, the person looking back just didn't look familiar to me. She seemed very formal, uninteresting, even OLD if I dare say it, with her gold rims and powder pink arms. The other girl in the cool, metallic brown frames used to be fun and sporty (or at least had learned how to be). I don't know who this girl is. People get impressions about you from the way you look. What would they think about me?
I have begged friends and family to tell me they hated them, and no one would assent. No, they were all overly accepting and even flattering over the new look. All I needed was one bad critic, and I was running back to Walmart to return them for a full refund. But no one would give me the satisfaction.
So here we are. Me and my new glasses. We're slowly becoming used to each other, although there are still adjustment issues that must be addressed. I think we're gonna make it, though.