I received a gift from my Mary Kay group leader, a notebook with the saying “Strong is the New Pretty” boldly on the softcover.
Who am I to argue with that? It is a cute purse-sized journal too. She probably does not know I am an addict. Stationery, notebooks, binders, journals, daytimers. Wonderfully blank pages I need to fill in. I have worsened with age, and now I am always looking for the perfect pen to write with, which is not yet available to purchase in a store. The closest pens I found to fitting comfortably in my hand and help me to write neatly and smoothly, are at my Subaru Service Department. I used to be able to steal one or two every six months when I had maintenance done on my car. Alas, the last time I went in, they did not have the pens set out in cups (damn COVID-19!)
I am seriously considering showing up and asking them if I could buy some pens. I am pretty close to being desperate enough to embarrass myself. Stay tuned. My Subaru is going to be due for maintenance soon – who knows what will happen…
However, this post is not about my addictions or preferences. It is about the statement, “Strong is the New Pretty” – what exactly is the meaning behind that? Is it a woman who has inner strength is attractive (a.k.a. “pretty”)? Does it mean muscular women are more attractive these days? Is the old pretty no longer valid?
I am surely overthinking this. But I would like to know where this quote originated from. I want to know what they were thinking. I hope one of my dear readers knows something about the new pretty and can clue me (us) in. Please, don’t be shy and leave a comment!
♥ TTFN ♥