I’m not your typical girl. Never have been. Not only am I okay with this, I’m proud of it. It’s what makes me who I am, and those who love me are particularly taken with that aspect of me.
I wouldn’t say I’m a tomboy, but I’m also not a total girly girl. Let’s put it this way, hanging out with any all-female group of more than 4 or 5 women for an extended period (like, say…an hour) sort of makes me break out in hives. I find the viral videos “Shit Girls Say” somewhat humorous, but usually watch them with a blank look on my face because I personally don’t relate. Interestingly, though, if ever I were to need back-up in a frightening confrontation, I would most likely want my sassiest female friends with me, as opposed to any of the guys I’m friends with – and that includes the vast majority of all the guys I’ve ever dated. This is because I tend to become friends with girls who have a mindset similar to mine – i.e. girls who are comfortable with their sexiness, exude intelligence and confidence – and, due to their strong opinions, can verbally shut someone down instantaneously.
When it comes to men, said mindset sometimes works to my advantage and makes me feel like I have magical powers. And sometimes, it bites me in the ass. Read the rest of this entry »