Monday, January 17, 2011
4 Things You Don't Know About Me
In honor of Lisa, I am responding her invitation to share "Seven Things". My list is just a 4 out of 7 list however. Wanted to keep it short and sweet:
1) Weird Connection to Gwyneth Paltrow: When I was going to college, I was a nanny. The 9 year old boy I used to nanny went to the same private school as Gwyneth and had a huge crush on her and I used to drive them around in car pool. (BTW she was a beautiful 9 year old and even the school moms would comment that she was striking and luminscent even then). He would obsess about her then his mom brutally told him that Gwyneth was way out of his league and that he needed to move on. It made him cry buckets but he's happily married now.
2) Whirlwind Courtship: When I turned 33, I resolved to live my life fully and to forget about getting married. As the cliche goes, once I stopped trying, I met my husband. I told my friends that I was going to live my life and have a ball and that I would be the fun, single aunt who traveled around the world. Once I announced this at my MBA graduation, I met my husband the next week. We were engaged two weeks later and married 5 months later. I'm not impetuous or spontaneous at all so this was out of character. We just knew! He met all the things on my "list" of qualities for a great man. From the moment we met, we just clicked and could talk about anything for hours and hours and hours...We had a lot in common. And my mom always prayed that I would find someone who loved me just the way I was and always saw my inner beauty. After 13 years and two children; I can say he always has loved me unconditionally regardless of size, shape. For all the single ladies out there...don't settle. Hang out for the best. Never relinquish your standards.
3) Typed Medical Charts of the Stars: When I was working on my masters, I had a part time job typing medical consults at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for the gastroenterology department. I'm sworn to confidentiality, but let me tell you that stars have the same unglamorous GI issues as the rest of the world...regardless if they are sex symbols or blockbuster stars.
4) I Learned that Being a Model in Beverly Hills is Not Easy: This is something I learned when I lived in West LA. My 125 lb friend asked me to attend a Overeaters Anonymous meeting with her to support her. The focus of this OA group was overeaters who had anorexia/bulimia. I thought that all overeaters were obese but I guess they have different sub groups. The mean weight for this meeting was 110 lbs and at least 5'6". They were mostly models or waitresses striving to hit in big in show business. Modeling does weird things to your mind, regarding body distortion. Nothing gives you more perspective than being in a room with thin and beautiful women who hate themselves and felt fat, even though they can shop at sample sales and fit into size 0 and 2. It's all relative. But this perspective helps me stay away from feeling of self hatred about my weight.
Have a great week.
As always, thank you for your support.