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July 21, 2013

Not Hot

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 8:52 pm
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I read an article recently that was “15 ways to tell if you are not hot” and I wasn’t really surprised to find out, nope…I’m not even close. I stopped counting, but I know I didn’t have at least 10 of the items on the list.
I don’t say this for accolades or compliments. I am well-aware of both my limitations and my strengths. 
I used to think it didn’t matter. I told myself if I was a good enough teacher and a strong enough writer that the extra pounds I carried around with me like a security blanket didn’t matter. People would love me for my ability to teach and tell stories. And people do…and I love them for it.
I’m tired of hiding behind my extra weight. I’m not going to ever be what society deems as hot, and I’m good with that…but I can be healthier,  I can be more attentive to my attractiveness, and I can be the whole package.
I love being a teacher.
I love being an author.
I just want to be the best of everything I can be. So mile by mile and day by day, I will get there.
So thank you, silly article that would make anyone feel like a homely mole, I will take from you the inspiration to be the best me I can. My students, present and future,  and my characters and muse deserve nothing less.



  1. I don’t think it is up to the media to tell people whats hot. I understand there are qualities that are more attractive than others but I also know that when you find someone, chances are they will not be the perfect match to what they believe you should be with. Real people have scars, freckles, chipped teeth, a few extra lbs, maybe not enough lbs, glasses, lazy eyes, chapped lips, blemishes, moles, wrinkles, and many more things. I am happy you are choosing to be healthy but do not for one second convince yourself you are not beautiful. Everyone has their brilliant qualities. Even movie stars have to have photos touched up or make up put on. You are wonderful and making yourself healthier is a great thing!

    Comment by Christina Kitty Walsh — July 21, 2013 @ 11:21 pm | Reply

  2. Some should send the author of that article an essay titled “15 Ways to Tell If No One Will Care About Anything You’ve Written In 5 Years.”

    Comment by Daniel — July 22, 2013 @ 3:03 am | Reply

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