An old friend whom I met almost a year ago contacted me recently. We went out to dinner and talked about our times together last summer. He apologized for some of his demeaning comments; claiming me a ‘sex addict’. He said, “I was going through a difficult time as I underwent the transition of a drug and sex addict to therapy and recovery. I am now revisiting friends and family to ask for forgiveness.” It was nice I was included in that group.
He also said, “You were the only woman who made me feel like a hooker.” I smiled as I didn’t realize the power I embrace. His comment made me feel good about myself and empowered.
I am slowly gaining courage and confidence as I reminisce and observe people’s reaction to me now that I am not active as I once was. I am coming into my own and want to help other women gain the same sense of self-esteem and employ goodwill in our careers, relationships, family and community. Our sophistication, intelligence, sex appeal and independence can conquer and influence above and beyond for greater benevolence.