Hey ya'll. I have been blogging now (officially) for about 10 months, and while research suggests that it takes about 12 months before you really get into a flow with this style of writing, I feel that I am getting closer to that point everyday. I'm still on the grind. Does this mean that I can just throttle the motor into cruise control? Not at all. In fact, I feel more motivated to write than I did 10 months ago. And as most bloggers stay deeply immersed in one topic, I feel good about writing about my array of "random thoughts" - yet I still feel that I have only scratched the surface. I wanna get naked.
Do you feel great naked? This question came to mind after recalling a conversation that I had with my friend Madonna almost a year ago. I occasionally talk to Madonna to catch up on her funny adventures in the dating world, and as we got to discussing another one of her crazy tales, we discussed our comfort level in being naked. Now Madonna considered herself physically "flawless" growing up, but she had a hard time feeling totally confident about it. As a result, she was never happy.
Nowadays? Fughedaboutit. Madonna is the MOST comfortable naked person that I know. She went on to detail just how comfortable she really is - for example, Madonna cooks naked (and that does include bacon), she cleans up her crib naked. Yeah. In fact, she is sooooo comfortable with nakedness that she could really care less if her window blinds are open. Why? Well, she tells me that confidence comes with age. And as she has grown older, despite her flaws, she knew deep down inside that she is beautiful, which brings about her strength and inner peace. And as you are at peace with yourself, you live a life of transparency. And she projects this confidence very well - Madonna is really funny - and I think that she would make a great blogger.
Sometimes I find it shocking that I am sitting here writing pieces of my life to the cyber world. I grew up very shy. As a teenager, I struggled with confidence - I was skinny as a rail with a dusty afro that never seemed to stay properly aligned. Call me a "human chocolate lollipop". As a result, I am sure that I missed out on a lot of great opportunities. But maybe it has prepared me for other great events that I have in store. I have made new friends, I have learned more about myself, and in 10 months of writing, I feel great knowing that I have so much more growing to do before I can feel great naked.
So, what about you? Do you feel great naked. Why? Speak your piece...
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