||[Aug. 19th, 2008|07:34 am]
Cross posted from WLS
I can crawl sideways onto the couch and spoon with my boyfriend with room to spare. And he's 240lbs!
Someone told me that my life story was "fiction" and thought I was lying just sharing the events of the last 10 years until I showed some photos.
I've talked endlessly about the negatives of my lower body lift, but I appreciate my awesome belly button, no infections or wounds, and my body seriously looks 40 years younger even with the scars. Finally I can say, plastics are pure HELL in terms of pain, but worth it. I saved and paid for every penny of my LBL myself.
Also, thank you to the people who kick my a$$ when they know I can handle it. To my mentor who told me, "Why is everything I hear coming out of your mouth excuses? You are telling me what you are going to do when they reject your paper. The question is, what are you going to do when they ACCEPT it? You are going to let the opinion of one man stop you from sharing an idea you believe in?" I heard last night, and my paper is indeed accepted. What will I do when it is accepted is indeed the question. I will then make the best presentation they have ever seen. I will then make the people who kick my butt so proud that they took the time. And when I do, I will send the woman flowers who took the time to tell me that she came to this country totally wrong. She's not a tall white man. She has a thick accent(Indian), and isn't even a tall beautiful blonde. She's now the Senior Director of Global Operations at a major technology company. She would never let the opinion of one man stop her from doing something important. She told me to stop getting in my own way. Unreal!!! I'm soon to have a PUBLISHED technical paper! Me! Because I didn't give up. Because I've worked at least 50 hours on it. Because it is actually good. And above all, because someone was willing to tell me to stop my whining and get to work. What could you accomplish if someone told you that today in a way that you could accept it?