Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Channeling My Inner Cinderella

I am currently reading "The Cinderella Pact" by Sarah Strohmeyer. I've been reading some pretty heavy stuff lately and needed something light. In the book, the author shares what she calls "Guide to Indulging Your Inner Cinderella" and I thought they were awesome.

1. Take that photo of you as a little girl off your mother's refrigerator. Tape it to your bathroom mirror. Admire how happy she is, how sparkling. Be her, again.

2. Buy a tiara. Admit that it looks good on you. Fantastic, in fact. Wear it whenever.

3. Take a personal assessment test. Do you have what it takes to be a fairy princess? Do you feel peas? Prick your fingers? Kiss talking frogs? On second thought....

4. Believe it. Be it. Maybe that means more exercise, fewer calories, Swedish skin care. Or maybe it just means realizing that you are worth being treated like royalty.

5. Remember that you don't need a prince to be Cinderella, and that Prince Charming was nothing but an icky foot fetishist.

6. Find your fairy godmother. Or godsister. Or godgirlfriend. You know who she is. Thank her. Buy her a special gift -- some perfume, flowers, tickets to Hunk-O-Mania.

7. Stick with the program! We know its hard treating yourself like royalty. Keep in mind that eventually you will rise to meet your destiny, it will be worth it. If you don't think so, ask that little girl taped to your bathroom mirror. Remember you're changing for her.

8. Act like Cinderella. Twirl while you do the dishes. Invite birds to sit on your fingers, chipmunks to nestle in the fold of your skirts. Do not mind that the neighbors have called your relatives, expressing concern. Pity them, for they know not that you are a woman of noble birth kept captive among commoners.

9. Look like Cinderella. Start with your hair and your feet while your body catches up. Become a stunning blond or a sultry brunette. Get your brows done. Your pores minimized. Your wrinkles eliminated. Treat yourself to the most fabulous shoes you can afford.

10. Unveil your inner Cinderella. Step into your new, glittering, body-hugging dress with the plunging neckline. Put up your hair. Slip on great shoes and finally, add your tiara. Smile to the girl in the mirror, who will be smiling back. Tell her you did it! Feel the joy of accomplishment, the thrill of being glamorous. And now, let the whole world see the Cinderella you've kept hidden. Her pumpkin carriage has been waiting for far too long.


I'm going to work on channeling my inner Cinderella. What about you?