16Posted: September 22, 2011
My first driver’s license at age 16 reported me as 5’6″ and 115 pounds. That’s right, 115 pounds. Westside High cheerleaders weighed more than I.
I remember the first time I drove alone. I took my mom to meet some friends for lunch, then I drove 1 mile home–all by myself. The freedom of the open road felt fantastic. The only problem was the 1986 Oldmobile Firenza I drove had a Mary Kay Cosmetics sticker on the back window. A huge sticker. My friends never let me live that down, but Ol’ DA didn’t care. I was making a 10% commission for all MKC product I sold at school. Unfortunately, my girlophobia prevented me from moving much eyeliner.
I also started lifting weights about that time. It didn’t help. I remained scrawny. Most growth didn’t occur until late in college and afterward. Late bloomer. (Yeah, yeah, DK–in so many ways.)
If you’re into fitness, I found this read interesting. Enjoy. And buy some eyeliner.