Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Real and It's Spectacular!

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I noticed a huge red zit forming smack dab in the middle of my forehead.  I am 34 years-old, why do I still get zits now and then?  As I stared at the mountain growing on my face, I did what you are not supposed to do, and I tried to pop it.  The zit would not pop, instead it just kept swelling, and before I knew it my entire forehead was puffy.  I gave up, slathered on a ton of zit cream and went to bed.  When I woke up this morning I knew I'd have a trophy on my forehead.  I looked in the mirror and fortunately all of the swelling had gone down, but what was left was a perfectly round, puffy spot the size of a penny!  My husband looked at me and said, "Wow, I hadn't realized you'd made a recent stop in India."  This is the same man who has told me that my face is perfect for radio.

Now this isn't the first time I've had this happen.  About a year ago, I had a zit on my chin that looked like another human being was trying to sprout off my face.  One evening as I was getting ready to play in a women's volleyball league my husband looked at me and said, "Honey, I'm afraid your team might be disqualified tonight for having one too many players on the court."  Isn't he hilarious!  I admit that zit was the worst, in fact when I showed up at volleyball one of my friends was like, "Hi, how are you...whoa, what is that on your face?"  I replied, "It's Sally our Sub."  Needless to say, zits are not something we are proud of, we don't walk around accentuating and showing off our zits.  You never hear someone say, "Did you see her zit?  It's beautiful, I wish I had a zit like that."  or "Why couldn't I have been blessed with such a magnificent zit?  She is so lucky."  I want people speculating whether zits are real or not...can't you hear the gossip? "Nobody has a zit that perfect.  I think she's had hers done."  When it comes to my zit, I am proud to say, it is real and it's spectacular!

Zits are the pits, but unfortunately they are a part of life.  I don't want my random zit to hold me back because I'm embarrassed or mortified really that I'm still having skin problems in my thirties.  I will hold my head high, cover that zit with as much cover-up as I can and continue to live my life.  I realized a long time ago that everyone has a "zit" they are self-conscious of.  As the mother of a pre-adolescent daughter I want to teach her that a "zit" doesn't define who you are as a person.  We aren't perfect inside or out, and we have to learn to accept ourselves and each other for who we are.  Greatness comes from within and people won't remember you for the zit you had back in 2012, they'll remember you for the person that you are.

~ Jodi Picoult

Stay tuned for my next posts: One on Blueberry Cream Cheese Tarts & another on Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls. Also next week is Lemon Week. All of my recipes will have lemon in them. Spring is near and I love lemon, slightly obsessed in fact, for a while all of my pinned recipes on Pintrest were lemon based.

1 comment:

  1. I agree Danae! When I see a friend with a zit, I don't judge her. It actually makes me feel better about my OWN zits. So your forehead zit only makes me like you more. But I do believe that the worst location is the tip of the nose. You look like that famous reindeer and your skin is so smooth there that the cover up won't stick! I know this from experience, of course.