I Remember My Gaston

I Remember My Gaston

All we princesses have dealt with at least one Gaston.
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As a young ladies, we all get caught up in boys and our feelings. We are attracted to certain types of boys, but let's be real the best type is a man. We are all just princesses looking for our true love. Remember when there was a Gaston in your way?

I remember my Gaston. He had deep blue eyes and his words were like honey. He was distracting from my path ahead. I was interested in getting to know why he was the way he was. I wanted to know what he was all about. I was distracted by those blue eyes.

He didn't care about me, he cared about reputation. He cared about how we looked together, he cared about what others thought. I wasn't quite a Belle but more of a Miss Potts (minus Chip). I was so distraught. I had Gaston's attention for ten seconds and I was addicted. I wanted more. He was over it and moved on overnight.

I felt trapped in my own castle of doubt. I was so insecure and lost. I didn't know what I did wrong. I was left without an answer. I spent many nights awake in my wild thoughts. Then one day I decided to wake up.

I opened the curtains in the halls. I blew the dust off my old skills. I started going to bed and actually sleeping. I started talking to my friends again. I started focusing on me again.

In no intention of my own, I found my prince. He was hiding in one of my friends. He watched me grow back into the glowing rose I was. He couldn't snap me out of my pity party, but he could support me through the process. He was waiting for me in the ballroom when I would be ready to dance again.

I remember when there was a Gaston. I also remember when I grew up. I wasn't ready for my prince. But I focused on me to make myself ready for him.

You can't force Gaston to stay. You just need to be ready for when your real prince shows up.

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If your man can rock the dad bod, he's a keeper.

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In case you haven't noticed lately, girls are all about that dad bod.

Girls have been dealing with body image issues since the beginning of time until recent (for those of you who consider yourselves to be "Thick thin") I hadn't heard about this body type until my roommate mentioned it. She used to be crazy over guys she claimed had the dad bod.

After observing the guys she found attractive, I came to understand this body type well and was able to identify it. The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, "I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time." It's not an overweight guy, but it isn't one with washboard abs, either.

The dad bod is a new trend and fraternity boys everywhere seem to be rejoicing. Turns out skipping the gym for a few brews last Thursday after class turned out to be in their favor. While we all love a sculpted guy, there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive. Here are a few reasons that girls are crazy about the dad bod.

It doesn't intimidate us.
Few things are worse than taking a picture in a bathing suit, one being taking a picture in a bathing suit with a guy who is crazy fit. We don't want a guy that makes us feel insecure about our body. We are insecure enough as it is. We don't need a perfectly sculpted guy standing next to us to make us feel worse.

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We like being the pretty one.
We love people saying "they look cute together." But we still like being the center of attention. We want to look skinny and the bigger the guy, the smaller we feel and the better we look next to you in a picture.

Better cuddling.
No one wants to cuddle with a rock. Or Edward Cullen. The end.

Good eats.
The dad bod says he doesn't meal prep every Sunday night so if you want to go to Taco Tuesday or $4 pitcher Wednesday, he'd be totally down. He's not scared of a cheat meal because he eats just about anything and everything.

You know what you're getting.
Girls tend to picture their future together with their guys early on. Therefore, if he already has the dad bod going on, we can get used to it before we date him, marry him, have three kids. We know what we are getting into when he's got the same exact body type at the age of 22 that he's going to have at 45.


So there you go. A simple break down of why girls everywhere are going nuts over this body type on males. We like it. We love it. We want some more of it. So here's to you dad bods, keep it up. Men, confidently strut that gut on the beach because while you stare at us in our bikinis we will be staring just as hard.

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How I'm Dealing With A Breakup, Told By My Playlist

The best sad songs.

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It hasn't been very long since we went our separate ways and this subject is still a very sore one. But somehow, after losing my best friend, I am making it through. These songs are either something that sticks out because the words are something that I feel or just make me cry more(it's called healing people!!) Overall, these tunes are great and worth the listen for anyone.

1. I Fall Apart by Post Malone

The feeling of never being able to recover or come back after a loss like this. This song makes me think about the fact that you have to fall apart to build yourself back up and better than ever. This song meant nothing, in a serious way, until this breakup. These lyrics represent all of the feelings I have had at one point or another through this breakup.

2. Die From A Broken Heart by Maddie and Tae

This song represents how I am making it through these weeks. My mom is my rock through everything especially in a time like this. And my dad is the type to want to make things "right" with the boy who broke my heart. Is my heart really broken? No, but I was stunned at the idea of him leaving me so easily, making this song hit close to home.

3. Preach by John Legend

This song helps to remind me that changes need to be made before much of anything can happen. There is no point in going back to him when I am still the same way and he is too. The deep emotion also portrayed in this song is something that I identified with and felt connected by.

4. 1 Sided Love by Blackbear

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Our love had always been a rollercoaster ride of yes and no. We were never really sure about each other until I was. I gave all that I possibly could once I decided he was what I wanted, but it wasn't enough.

All of these songs are amazing and each spoke a different message that I either related to or found noteworthy. They can be applied to most situations, self-love, breakups and friend breakups. I am thankful for the support system that has also gotten me through this.

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