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hhannah is doing 42 things including…

keep up my confidence

142 cheers


hhannah has written 63 entries about this goal

Wednesday on the subway home....into the train came a

gentleman I thought he was maybe Spanish or Portuguese, I also thought he was with the two girls who also got on at that stop. He seemed to be looking at me…a little too much. He wasn’t ugly – rather good looking but was making me feel a little self conscious. I felt fidgety but kept myself poised – everytime I looked at him he was looking at me. I tried to give him a police smile to diffuse the awkwardness. I got up early for my stop so I could depart and not look anymore. He also got up an stood beside me…he smiled and told me I looked beautiful! He asked me where I was from. Thank you…and Canada I replied. Again…to be so lucky and blessed in this life that these things happen to me…is so amazing – He was Italian from Sicely, he said he hadn’t met any Canadian girls who weren’t cold, and that he though I looked Eastern European. Thank you Gianni. Your compliment most welcome. Confidence…soaring!

i am gaining my strength back

one day at a time here….confidence is increasing – brain working more succinctly. Mental confidence, physical confidence are sprouting new life.

while I shouldnt have any lack of confidence

there has been a couple things eating at me lately..and me eating them that I found myself in a little bit of a funk with work and some romance stuff. While the compliments still come, I just wasn’t feeling my confident self. I wasn’t breaking me…I was still strong and walking out with a smile and can do attitude…but just wishing the day could be over from the moment I woke. That was until I untied the ball and chain that held me hostage at my computer at work…pushing the mindless button and writing mindless garbage on my Direct Reports Performance appraisals…while it means nothing they bell curve and change my ratings and words (my boss) anyways….So I broke free for a spell and had a good sweaty workout. Got out of my head and into my stair climbing, let off my aggression until I felt more myself. There is nothing better in this world (no compliment) than me complimenting myself and working out. Its effects are so confidence boosting.

friday afternoon call from R. He asked me out for

for Saturday night…I told him I already had plans…thanked him and he told me that part of his new years resolution was to make me his girlfriend. I told him don’t stop asking. I thought that was so cute, so nice and that he did send me a message at 12:10 on New years saying he wished me a happy new years…he started the year off thinking about me…and I was at home in bed! So this is really nice right…but then get this…My other friend who had also sent me a message new years morning…sent me another one Friday saying that his goal/resolution for 2014 is to make me his…he has always loved me and that he wants me in his life. WOW He is another amazing man and we have been friends since we first met 5 years ago…but no spark for me. I wonder if sparks can develop and who will complete their resolutions for 2014. Me I leave people out of the resolution equation.

while i have struggles this past week with a dead end realtionship

with my liar…I have let him go and was somehow swooned in again momentarily….thats when the cosmic forces all joined together and send me messages unexpectedly from Mark, Rob and Jim…just like that as if to help me see past his thin disguise and bag of lies…Thank you to the good men out there. You have no idea how you saved me from ruminating about this bad apple for longer than he is worth.

a week in review

TF – everyday you are inspiring and make me feel wonderful
TA – you say my eyes see beauty and that I am beautiful (even when I don’t feel I am)
JD – you make me feel like a woman and keep tabs on me in such a cute way – you say I look smashing, I make you feel on top of the world, beautiful, tall, sexy, curvy, exceptional.
GO – hands down people are starting to notice your flirtatious ways.(2)people approached me this week on the way you look at me.
PM – you told me that your aim is to make me yours and treat me like the best queen/princess in the world. hard to not want to find out about that…

to quote was a good day....

this will sound like complete start to my day is the train coming into my station Tuesdays the engineers flash the red lights at the front, blows odd some steam in the sound of a whistle…then 3 good looking young men smile, wave and lean out the window smiling at me! This is the most remarkable feeling in the morning…this big train pulls in and they are so focused on me! Next great confidence booster was the Croatian guy who was walking by..I know him but only a little…he says “good morning beautiful” complete surprise to me I didn’t know we were like that. Then there is all the amazing things J tells me how much he loves me…and then T asks me to marry him again. I always say yes because he is the one..I will marry him – he is 9000 km miles I don’t know away but the best man I ever met in my life. TO everyone, are wonderful and keep me feeling that there is so much passion and love. But to T I love you asking me – in heart mind and body we are married to each other. There is nothing better that feeling this way!

to my friend Buzz

you are a shining star of positive energy, a creative force, an animated force, who gets and gives great energy. You always make me feel good when Im not needing a pick me up…you are just there. Kristen your compliments today were so genuine and nice…you have the most big loving heart and thank you as I wasn’t feeling like a Marilyn Monroe…you changed that today with your sweet compliments. T its always good to have friends like you on my side…enough said. Nikoletta – I loved our conversation you are such a beautiful woman and have such amazing wisdom at such a young age…we are on the same page…I am confident in your success in so many ways when I speak with you as well as my efforts I know we have uncommon strength! that was a compliment!

much appreciation to you…made me feel great all day!

today at my daughters hockey game...two of my friends

who hadn’t seen me in a few weeks both said I looked really
great and healthy. THis was such a nice feeling – I am giving this off to everyone. I do believe losing those last few pounds made me happier – just knowing that I was capable to do this and that I had the discipline to do something good for me. Thank you Mrs. K and Mrs. M!!!

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