A vainaholic. I googled it just to see if it could be a word, and a brilliant girl already had the same idea :)
So here we go.
Instead, they think,
"I'm a little scared right now."
"So much muscle isn't feminine."
"That's not pretty."
If I were already married, if I had already found some one that thinks I'm wonderful and beautiful and amazing, that I feel the same way about, maybe I would be less sensitive. But probably not. We all need to find our peace with ourselves without needing the opinions of anyone else to dictate it - because people are changing and fickle (frankly they are just not God) and therefore, they will always fall short or disappoint at some point. They can't help it; they are human.
Some one once advised me, regarding the search for my soulmate, "Don't appeal to a man's baser nature. Appeal to his nobility."
I think I understand more what he meant. But he followed it with the encouragement that I focus on "grace, beauty, elegance, and modesty."
And that never happened. And so I began to think about me. Who am I? What was I created for? What are my gifts and contributions? Maybe I wasn't meant to be a mother of a large family? Maybe I have other joys and delights in this world, and maybe that is good too?
In fact, I am grateful for my life!
I was discouraged because I've been shedding my stereotype of who I 'should be' and on so many levels I feel more alive, more truly myself than ever before - and yet In the pictures above - grace, beauty, elegance, and modesty are not the dominent messages.
I see strength, sacrifice, victory, endurance, hope.