November 28, 2009

You Would Scarcely Believe It

You would scarcely believe it to look at me now, but once I was the shyest person on earth. Smaller than anyone else in the classroom, quieter than the proverbial mouse, once I existed as a shadow at best. Once I only disappeared, was never heard, and certainly never laughed out loud.

Now I am bold and brassy, and certainly a little sassy, always willing to catch your eye and smile. What changed? One day I discovered I was queen of my own particular universe by inviting the
Duchess of Nothing over for tea...