I couldn’t get a prom date.

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Me, 2 years after high school

I was an international high fashion model with Ford NY for many years, and before that in high school I couldn’t get a prom date for my junior or senior prom.

As I think back to high school and how so many base their future off of what they started or did at that time, I would be a nobody and have no career to speak of. Seriously – I couldn’t make the kick line dance squad  in high school (but for some reason made it in college where the competition was 100 times more competitive than high school), I couldn’t get a lead part in singing no matter WHAT I did (yet a few years later I was a cabaret singer in Miami Beach) and boys wouldn’t even look my way (and after high school I modeled for magazines and bikini campaigns and everything in between).

I’m reminded this as I go shopping for my twin daughters’ dresses for their 6th grade dance. They don’t know what significance the male species will have in their life yet, they don’t even know what to expect at their dance, and God bless them for their innocence. But soon, they will be competing for dates, dances, try-outs and the like, and I will make it my very best effort to teach them to have confidence in themselves no matter what is going on in school, how many dates (or not!) they get and what others think of them.

So, as graduation season comes upon us and new beginnings are happening, no matter what age you are if you are reading this – STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF. No matter what others think. Because it’s really all we have in the end, our inner strength with our faith to back it all up. I always believed this, but wish I had someone to tell me more strongly when I had to ask a friend in high school who was in a younger grade to please escort me to my prom.

On another level, but along the same lines of sticking to your guns (no political pun intended), tonight I am interviewing media personality Cherie Corso on What Women Want Talk Radio who has the courage to vocally and very publicly back Trump in his race for the presidency. I admire her bravery in this venture, and am fascinated by how she is brushing off criticism and sticking to her platform.

Stay on the course of what YOU believe in, and all the rest will follow.

Join us for “Authentic Or Appropriate?” on What Women Want Talk Radio live every Wednesday or download here ANYTIME in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/what-women-want/id959780594

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