It’s true that confidence is key, but the key to that key is in enjoying the moment.
As a part-time dresser, I still get nervous after parking up – and one of the worst things to do is sit and contemplate what you’re about to do – that stuff brings on the stage fright!
What I started to do is pull up into a space, and check my makeup. On my Brighton trips, I always stop at Cobham Services and put my makeup on.
The act of doing that, and seeing the results puts me into a dreamy space, where confidence suddenly becomes a given, and any problems with my appearance are in other people’s minds, ergo, nothing to do with me at all.
I step out of the car with only my mission in mind: Coffee (and perhaps the little girl’s room).
I love that the coffee places call your name. Sometimes people look and smile, but I have never had any problems in a Service station (or any other shop, come to that).
I don’t look like my profile picture, but like the two pictures in my public photos that don’t have many likes.
People don’t look twice at a plain looking person – although a 6’4″ woman raises eyebrows and smiles.
Who cares if they’re laughing at me – I know that I am responsible for that smile, and that’s perfect. I’ve added to the sum total of smiles that day, and caused some of my fellow humans to laugh.
And I have coffee.
Win, win, win