Confessions of a Sexy Writer

August 4, 2009

Ice Road Truckers Epiphany

Filed under: Uncategorized — melissawrites @ 3:06 am
sexyback I had a revelation while watching Ice Road Truckers a couple of Sundays ago. There I was, lounging in my faded, flannel sheep pajama pants while devouring the remnants of my buffalo wing flavored Pringles. I looked over at my love sprawled Al Bundy style in the worn recliner, and it hit me like one of those eighteen wheelers had hit a moose on last week’s episode. I had lost sexy.

I used to be a sexy person: go-go boots and mini skirts, cheesecake pin-up pictures for my love for Valentines Day, my phone number written on a napkin for a flirty waiter at a market café in New Orleans. I was confident, interesting, put together. Perhaps it was my sense of adventure that held the most appeal. I quieted self-doubt long enough to satisfy my fervent desire to go to graduate school, (even though it meant leaving a comfortable state job) and served as president of the University skydiving club to boot. In the Turkish class I took just for kicks, I stunned my instructor with my baklava making skills and wooed him with such sultry phrases as “bu civciv güzel” (that baby chick is beautiful). Just weeks after learning how to play Texas Hold’em, I won a poker tournament at a local dive bar. I camped out near the highest peak in Texas one December night, temperature in the teens and no campfire. I dressed-up like Wonder Woman and jumped out of a plane for heaven‘s sake. I never turned down challenge and never had a regret. But somewhere between go-go boots and sheep pants, I let sexy slip away.

So it is time for me to pull out those boots again and crush the self doubt. From giving that indention in my couch a rest to pursuing my lifelong dream of being a writer, follow me on my journey to revive sexy me.








  1. All you need is three big bows…use your imagination

    Comment by Anna — August 4, 2009 @ 3:26 am | Reply

  2. Go for it

    Comment by Janie — August 4, 2009 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

  3. You are already fabulous – but I could use some “get sexy back tips” so have at it!

    Comment by Kelli — August 6, 2009 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

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