I guess I’m showing my age to tell you that I liked the movie Pretty In Pink, but then again, the name of my blog is Authentically 50 so that gave it away already! I’ve been going down memory lane lately and remembering how I used to be when I was a carefree girl. I used to love to laugh. I was flirty and felt very self-confident. I wasn’t too shy or too extroverted. I was just right back then and I want to return to that girl who has evolved into the woman I am.
I want to feel Pretty In Pink!
I was in college when the movie came out, but I remembered those high school experiences as well. Now that I’m divorced and a woman of a certain age, when Molly Ringwald says, I just want them to know that they didn’t break me, it makes me think of how far I’ve come from that girl who desperately wanted to be accepted, to be loved for who she was and to not be controlled. Recently the healing has been flowing in waves and I can stand stronger now and not let others’ inaccurate perspective of me matter.
It feels soooo good! I am not battling with myself anymore to fit in, to be the good girl and to accept bad treatment. I let it go. Freedom is becoming mine! It certainly took me long enough, but I guess that’s how grief works. Its healing comes in its’ own sweet time, whether I liked it or not.
So take a stroll down memory lane…have you seen Pretty In Pink? Do you remember it?