Quinque lectiones didicit ex Vita Cats et Relationships
Cum ego occurrit mea boyfriend primus, Christopher, quinque annos, I had only one pair of flat shoes – scuffed boots from college. Thinking back on my undergraduate experience, Dubito quin etiam portabat eos 10 times, sicut princeps calcibus pleraque itinera mea, ad digiti unius et a glacie nisi classis tecta campo, at which point I relied on a wedge. Alright, Ego vero etiam ornata (aliquantum.) A girly girl in every way, Aut non satis commode sentire, quam ad ostendat faciem meam absque sweatpants rutrum larva, and I never foresaw this changing. But it did, et utinam non ad alias, as well.
Non enim est hoc vitium rutrum stilettos - perfruantur! Just don’t depend on them. When I look at magazines and the constant barrage of media surrounding us, I don’t have to wonder why so many women are on shaky ground in the confidence department. I share with you the following lessons I’ve learned from my feline companions and the straight-shooting man in my life:
1. Amplectere natos tuos singulis markings: On one of my first summer dates with Chris, I panicked about how pale I looked and resorted to self-tanner. When I say I’m pale, Ego sum, et marmor Parium abundantissime confinis translucent, so this quick-fix led to nothing but streaks of orange and regret. When he (scienter) interrogabat autem si ego Pontianus, induit se coriarium, Mundum veni (tametsi in sensu litterali non, quae involvit quod a week of exfoliation.) He asked me why I would do that considering I had a beautiful and rare skin tone. I’d never heard anyone refer to my skin that way, et ego ita sentitur, cum a unique uber ut aliquid ridiculum conatur mutare reliqui, odoratus, et metallicis et pajamas albus coquit turbabit eas.
Nostri consortes nos volo ut vultus amo nos, et nos volo, as well. It’s similar to having a dating profile photo that looks nothing like you, photoshopped past the point of recognition. We’re all unique, and those things that make us different also make us stand out from the crowd. Find the confidence to show your real markings and not covet others’.
Sicut feles, the same holds true. A calico is no more beautifully marked than a tabby – it’s all in the eye of the beholder.
2. Nonne corpus ignominia: Duo sunt parvus feles, duo sunt average of constructum, and two are large. They do not know this. My biggest cat jumps on the cats half his size and wonders why they aren’t thrilled with the wrestling play date. If only women could stop the body-bashing we both despise and oddly facilitate. We come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and yet I hear so many of my friends go on and on about perceived body flaws. These perceptions are then coupled with fears about how men view their bodies in comparison to Victoria’s Secret models. That kind of self-talk leads to generalizations we make about not only our own bodies, but bodies in general. I cringe when I hear quotes like, “Real women are curvy.” Beautiful women come in an array of shapes, so let’s embrace whatever figure sees us in our healthiest form. Men don’t want to hear us tear apart our bodies, et in omnibus locis, saepe etiam non-win, no matter their responses. Kate Upton, Kate Winslet, Moss et Kate sunt omnes diversis aedificat, sed non sunt universaliter omnium habetur pulchra?
Diutissime, Ferre non posse non adhaerere tenues crura, so imagine my surprise when Chris told me that he loved my legs and recommended that I wear more shorts and skirts. The right person is going to like your body and not force you to reshape it. Always remember that.
3. Utor cibum: Ah, the thrill of treats. When I shake that bag of enticement, all six of my cats charge forward at my feet. They love food to the point where it’s an event. Who can blame them? Like so many women, I waged war with food as I suffered the above-noted body shame of not feeling perfectly svelte in a bikini. I weigh five pounds more now than when Chris and I first met, sed quod homo commutationem pro anima, I’ve shared lots of pizza with him during Friday night TV binges. I wouldn’t trade those for any number on the scale. I’m far more comfortable with my body at 31 quam in iuuentute fuerat.
Manducans sanus est res mirabilis:, Im firma credentis et curam sui (videatur infra n.) Enjoying life and all its flavors, quamquam, hoc est a pulchellus magnus, as well. Don’t focus so much on your calorie intake that you lose track of enjoying the meal – and the conversation that accompanies it.
4. Cura ut valeas: When my cats are tired, they sleep. (Quia foderunt foveam omnino defessos, per viam.) When another cat upsets them or invades a designated space, they have no reluctance in voicing disdain. So often, actiones super loquitur mentibus nostris, or we let someone treat us in a way that we wouldn’t treat someone else. Cats, nam qui res et homines, et ad eam per viam sibilaverunt vergunt, thus moving on with their lives and not holding on to resentment or bitterness. They usually don’t take things so personally, melius sciunt quam monstrabo gerere animum vestrum postea actum, et cecinerit.
Honestatis est in discrimine commercio, and the right partner will love you even when you’re less than loveable to the outside world. If you can’t voice what you really want, Quomodo deinde socio dare tibi?
Hoc durum est,, especially for those of us who strive toward agreeableness. If it’s any help, try to think of wording things in a way that you would not take offense at if they were said to you. That way, you’re saying what you think without having to lose sleep over the issue. The more you do this, the more naturally it will come to you. In my home, et in sibilum, et sunt communia purring sonitus, et quoad utrumque significare typus: pro nobis et aliis.
5. In momento existunt: I’m always amazed at how my cats watch birds with a focus similar to how Chris plays video games. The old adage of stopping to smell the roses is famous for a reason – which brings me back to high heels.
My collection calceus vetus habebat quidam splendidis et colorum ornamenta strappy, et adhuc in expectans admodum paucos paria arma ius armarium, or at least for this polar vortex to lose its grip. When Chris and I went on our first trip together to Las Vegas, Paria quinque et ego referta, imaginandi plumis et infinitas sequins (ut videtur,, in caput meum, Quo showgirl operientur pallio saccino ut intelligatur.) How many of those pairs did I end up wearing? Zero. Instead, Target calceamenta meum quod percussi femur concreto hebdomada strip, and I remember feeling so thankful I had them. Countless girls struggled around us in platform shoes, crippled by peep-toe torture. I sincerely wanted to offer them a bench and some band-aids, Scientes autem quod meum esset, se prima in viceni, quæ dimicaverunt solunt,.
Meus feles numquam fallunt sicco in solum sic ut dici sciurus vigilia est onus Domini fur in tergum locus, Poterat et nunquam habuit cum Chris tritum calceamenta, cum a me 4 inch lift. Quandoquidem haud raro, optimum feriarum confidunt in sensibilibus, calceamentis et sumptibus faciendis horas fere nihil.
Vita est de seipso,, and relationships can help us better understand ourselves as we stumble and succeed. Likewise, habitudines hau- fiducia, responsible honestate, and indulging in some treats now and then. Hopefully, invenitur bonum statera, et sibilabit, (plerumque) purrs in via.