Mirror, mirror on the wall

Beauty brunette wearing fashionable dress by Camelia Miron Skiba

 

“She has big boobs.”

Say what???

Let me backtrack a little here.

The other day I went along with my son and his girlfriend to see the premiere of the last installment of X-Men (which BTW, was outstanding). The kids went earlier (to catch good seats), leaving my ticket at the customer service.

I guess the lady at the register asked them my name and how I look. My son said, “Her name is Cami and she’s short, dark hair,” then stopped.

To which his girlfriend added and I quote, “And she has big boobs.”

I know all of this because they told me when I got inside the theater.

I laughed. Mind you I don’t have big boobs (just awesome bras, and no they’re not Victoria Secrets), but it also got me thinking: how do people perceive you? Is it the same way you perceive yourself? So I did a little research:

I found out that faculty in our school have a nickname for me (The Great Wall), which obviously has nothing to do with my 5”1’ height but with the fact that I guard our director’s office like a  . . . wall. I take it as a compliment 😉

I see myself pretty much the same way as my friends . . .  short, friendly, loyal, creative, caring, sassy, stubborn, grudge holder. Teresa, my BFF calls me her Rottweiler.

My husband sees me  . . . (I did get him this present from one of my trips to New York; it hangs in his garage as a “friendly” reminder).

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My son sees me . . .

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My boss sees me . . .

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Bottom line is that each individual I come in contact will perceive me in a certain way. And I’m okay with that.

How do you perceive yourself? How do the people around you perceive you? Do you care about their opinion?

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About Camelia Miron Skiba

I WRITE. I LIVE. I LOVE. I DREAM. I WRITE. I’m Chris’ wife, Patrick’s mom and Bella’s owner. During the day, I’m the assistant to the Director in SESE at Arizona State University, and romance’s slave at night. My debut novel "HIDDEN HEART" came out in March 2011. Since then I published four more books and a short novella. I moved to the U.S in 2003, following my heart and the man who stole it. I love comedies, historical dramas and happily-ever-after stories. Each year I participate in one big event that requires me to train. My biggest sportive accomplishment was the 3-day 60 miles Susan Komen Walk. Annually I pick a color I decree my favorite (this year is salmon). I refused to text until 2010, always preferring to hear voices rather than sending emotionless messages. Politic bores me to death and I have no tolerance for arrogance.

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