I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
This quote is in my top 3! I am all the things she said she was and then some! I’ve been fascinated with Marilyn Monroe for as long as I can remember. To provide more context and convey my level of fascination I’ll disclose an interesting personal fact: I used to be platinum blond in high school and several years thereafter, because of her! As you can imagine, turning black hair to that color and maintaining it, whew, not an easy task!
I devoured any book I got my hands on because I wanted to understand her. She was beautiful in the obvious way but also in a way that called out to me. There was something in her eyes. Deep, dark, complex, hopelessly sad, tragic, and devastating, even when she turned on her sparkle and smiled.
The more I learned about her life it became clear to me what was behind my fascination. Recognition!
I’d stare at a picture of her sitting at her vanity putting on makeup, so pedestrian in comparison to the more well known iconic pictures, but captivating. This hangs above my own vanity in my bedroom to remind me to be true to myself and not let others underestimate me.