I Must Confess…My Unloved Youth
Hello again my friends! It’s time for more secrets, confessions and revelations as part of the weekly I Must Confess linkup.
Now I must confess that I cannot really write to the prompt that I set last week about sharing stories of young love. It’s not that I am reluctant to share my first loves, it’s more that I don’t have any to share.
I must confess I had a very unloved youth.
Throughout school I never ‘went out’ with anyone. No-one ever expressed any attraction or interest in me and I never had the gumption to let any of my crushes know how I felt.
It didn’t help that I wasn’t traditionally pretty, flushed easily, carried a little extra weight, was of a nerdy, unconfident disposition and suffered from terrible cystic acne.
Given that someone recently said that I reminded them of Marilyn Monroe (yes I was more than a little chuffed by that comparison!) it might surprise you to learn that I wasn’t much of a catch at all back then… 😉
I spent most of my teenage years secretly yearning for romance – reading romance novels, daydreaming about receiving an amazing makeover that would make me the envy of all and, above all, hoping for someone to see me for who I was.
Alas my teenage dreams never did come true so I hid my disappointment and decided instead to focus my energy on study rather than romance. I did this so successfully for quite a few years, that even my father was concerned about my lack of beaux and asked about my sexuality…true story…
I eventually grew into my own skin and found the confidence to eventually go out on a few dates to see what all the fuss was about. I have to admit I never relished the awkwardness and insecurity of the dating game and I never felt comfortable being a part of it.
As a result I didn’t enter into my one and only real relationship until the ripe old age of 23. I like to think I wasn’t going to waste my time on pretenders and instead waited for “the one” to show up.
After all my waiting, thank goodness Nathan had the good sense to show up AND stick around!
Do you have tales of young love to share or were you a perennial wallflower like me? Or do you have something else to get off your chest?
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