He Loves Me Anyway…..

It’s hard to put into words the impact that this person I met…this person who found out about my blog, but who loves me anyway has had on my life. 

Many have said, ‘I told you so’ and many think they’ve proved me wrong. 

Oh look….the girl who owns iquitdating.com fell in love! 

But with all that self-righteousness, I have to ask – Would I have arrived at this place without this blog serving as my own self-prescribed therapy? Would I have met this person had I not quit dating for while? 

I don’t think I would have which is why I think there’s still a place for this blog in my current life in hopes of maybe inspiring others (particularly those over 30) to pull the plug on dating for awhile. 

If I have any readers left, what do you think I should do with this space? 

40 Quotes About Beauty That Will Help You See Yourself Differently

Before sitting down to write today, I scrolled through my reader to see what my blogger friends were up to. After seeing this post on one of my favorites, I soon realized that whatever I post today can not be better. Enjoy.

Self Love Beauty

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, beauty was the greatest accomplishment – the only accomplishment! – for women. Their survival was dependent on being passed from their fathers to their husbands for income, for shelter, for life. In 1974, women still needed a husband’s signature to open a credit line, so may we be conscious of the fact that these are not ancient, archaic issues, realities of far-gone, lesser times.

Being objectively beautiful, better than other women, is something that’s so deeply ingrained in our psyches, and it’s only now being rendered obsolete as we (thankfully) change the way we determine “worth.”

The need to be beautiful, the obsession, the compulsion, the overwhelming desire, is rooted in survival, laced with instinct, compounded by consumerism, and associated most with the cosmetics counter.

And so there is a tension, and a disconnect, for the great truth we are subsequently neglecting. So long as we cultivate how we appear, how consumable we are, how admired…

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