Ignorance and Confidence

“To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ~ Mark Twain

I will admit here, to all who might read this, that I have gained such confidence in myself as of late that I think I have a skewed perception of who I really am. This applies mostly, but not solely, to my looks. If you have read some of my previous posts, particularly my “Big Woman” post, you will know that I fully admit that I am both flawed and sexy. But, I have noticed recently that I think I am thinner, younger, and better looking than I actually am. I am not walking around, however, thinking I am par with Selma Hayek, Jennifer Lawrence (just named sexiest woman in the world the FHM), or Zooey Deschanel. I am not conceited or that far off base. (I am aware, for example, that I have a horrible set of stretch marks left over from my pregnancy and that my thighs [among other parts] are entirely much too plump. Still, my general attitude is “like it or leave it.”) So, my probable ignorance doesn’t hurt my self-esteem. Not at all.

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