Once somebody defined me as a “Cool Girl” and after listening to a friend’s sad love story, I started to think about my own. I am creating “ The Diary of a Cool Girl” category to share life behind the scenes of “Being a Cool Girl” and other stories that come along with the subject. The pictures I am using is to illustrate what it means to be a “Cool Girl”.
First, let’s answer, “What is a cool girl?” She is the one that has both the looks and personality, the one that is nice, smiles and makes everybody happy . She is the real package in people eyes, so real that nobody would think that a person like her would have a problem getting anything in life. As a matter of fact, they think that she has the solution to every problem and she can figure out everything. The reality is very different for this type of girl. To tell you the truth, everything for us is twice as hard to get than for anybody else. Most of the time people are scared of us and only when you are in a cool girl’s skin will you know how it works.
We are strong but not unbreakable; we love to hear nice words sometimes, and we like when we give and receive in exchange. We are willing to save the world and give our best to our loved ones without expecting anything, but we also want to be respected for that.
Today I met this other cool girl. She resembled me a lot in personality, had similar ideas and we both are models. She started to share her love story, about her loved one, but never actually had a relationship with. In fact, she never spent a full day with him. He was supposed to be Mr. Interesting but I will call him Mr. Nono. Mr. Nono has a very good situation in life, middle age and uses the words “I love you” on her since the beginning. When they are together it is all love and we would both consider them “The Couple”. You would think they are in love and nothing could break that. They talk through Whatsapp and He texts her or responds when he feels like it. She is always scared of the words she uses with him, he might not like it. Through all these years he has never given her flowers, a birthday call, not even a small gift, despite her being there for him regardless of the situation. Who doesn’t like to be reminded and feel special ? A small gesture can mean so much and it doesn’t really cost a thing to do it.
Sometimes she gets tired of the situation and just blows up like any other human being on Earth, especially when he plays the silent game and don’t respond kind messages like “Thank you for spending time with me, love”… However, for the first time she decided to sort things out with him in a phone conversation, and he told her right away he wouldn’t change his life. He would just be around when he wanted to be and maybe one day he could change. He enjoyed the hours he spent with her but it was not enough for him to bring her into his life. She replied that if that’s what he thinks, it’s fine but she explained to him that she could not keep giving without receiving. You cannot expect somebody to be on hold for you, the friend with no benefits situation had to end. This girl, obviously is heartbroken and has been for a long time. Who wouldn’t be? If you see her in real life ,you would never believe a girl like that needs to go through that. She is a public figure and prefers not share her identity. It became really hard for her to believe in the word “love”; she even thinks that cool girls will always be by themselves. Since we are the strong ones, people usually think we can carry the World on our backs and we can recover from everything and that at the same time we don’t need anything.
We are cool, and we like to be cool but we are also human beings with feelings, beliefs and love to give to the ones who deserve it!
Everybody feels, acts and walks in their own way through life but we cannot just receive without giving for our own benefit. If there is no exchange, what is the point? Nobody deserves to be treated like an object nor should they allow anybody to. We can rarely choose who we love but we can certainly choose how we want to be treated. It is time for Mr. Nono to start to give if he wants to receive.
After hearing all of this it crossed my mind that the word, “love” has different meanings for each person. What happened to the real meaning of the word “love”? Saying I love you is very easy, but to love for real is completely different. The word love means so many things for me… And this is my definition of love: Love, is when we are able to extend our hand when the loved one needs help. Love is to accept the people the way they are and not try to change them. Love is exchange. It is to be able to give and receive at the same time. Love means caring about others. When you use the word “love” never forget you should mean it. The things we do in life have consequences and we should treat each other in the same way we want to be treated. We should love who makes us feel special!
Cool girls or any other girls around, please love yourself before anything else and if you think you are giving without receiving; he or she doesn’t deserve to receive from you!
If you are a cool girl or any other girl around and would like to share your story, leave a comment. Feel free to share this post and spread the word around.
I would love hearing from you!