by Annaliese Levy
So there I was, staring at myself through the mirror. I didn't recognize myself. I felt like a whole new person.
"I can't believe you did this, Becky," said my friend Andrea when I told her what I had done. "You're like, a changed women."
And I was. I was a completely new and improved Becky. Becky 2.0, if you must. Just this simple change had completely turned around my whole life. My attitude was different, my perspective on life was different and the best part ? the way men looked at me was different.
This was it. This was the year I was going to get myself a boyfriend and hopefully a husband so I could finally start my life. My mom would be so pleased.
"Wait till she sees me," I thought to myself. "Maybe now she won't treat me as "the ugly duckling" of the family. Maybe now she'll be proud of me."
I stepped out of my apartment complex and into the big, beautiful new world. I walked confidently down the street watching the admiring glances of the passersby.
Yeah, take a long look. Because this Becky is here to stay," I thought smugly.
I strolled into Starbucks and ordered the first thing I saw on the menu. Screw my normal, boring, everyday cappuccino. I was a changed woman with a changed drink...a Venti Java Chip Frappuccino with 16 shots of espresso, to be exact. Read More ...
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