|A pretty close rendition to the real thing, sans yellow gingham|
Eleven years old found me light years away from feeling like a princess. I was too tall, too awkward and close to 15 pounds too heavy. I was not involved in any sports, there were no dance/ballet classes ~ I was shy, a voracious reader and a beginning closeted writer. Friends were not a big part of my life.
Then one day, I came home from school and my sister Brooke, seven years my senior, and fresh into her new job as an LPN, presented me with my own little piece of the fantasy, frilly girl, princess life I dreamed of.