I've been realizing, though, that I'd like to do more with my appearance again. However, I want to figure out what it truly means to be "pretty" for once instead of just repeating past habits. For awhile I was valuing my natural state by not shaving, not wearing makeup, just doing basic hygiene. I enjoyed it for awhile. Now I am ready for a real change but I want to do it for the "right" reasons--not to simply fit in or please anyone, but to do it because it makes me feel pretty. This is so foreign to me because I've been rebelling against the concept for so long now. I just dont know what it means to me anymore.
Has anyone experienced something similar? What does being pretty mean to you? Have your views changed over time?