I Changed the Way I Look and Changed My Life

After not having a real boyfriend until I was 29, I felt like there was so much to learn. So, I went to the library to check out some books. Everything out how to make your relationship last to sexual health in relations and anything else the library had to offer. I figured that most people start dating when they are much younger, and they have a chance to learn all the things as they go through each dating experience. Because no one ever asked me out for so long, I just never paid attention to learning about what I should know. The guy that I am dating now is a really nice guy, and things are going well. So, I wanted to make sure that I do all that I can to be a good girlfriend to him.

I guess you could say that I was a very, very late bloomer. Some people get better looking by the time they get out of high school. Some people become beauties when they get out of college. Neither happened for me. I was still goofy even through most of my twenties. One day, I decided I needed to start caring for myself. I needed to care about what my hair looks like, rather than letting it look so frizzy and not brushed every day. I realized I also needed to wear clothes that actually make me look good, instead of baggy shorts and sweatshirts. Around this same time, I began experimenting with makeup and perfume. All of this was a whole new world for me.

The man who asked me out had actually been a friend of mine for many years. I guess you could say that we were pals. We watched sports together, and I even helped him find girlfriends previously. But when I started fixing myself up, he looked at me differently. He never figured I was interested in dating anyone before, but now he knew he wanted to date me.