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Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is a big day for me... I have a date. I need words of encouragement please! I've been on Amnesteem for almost 4 months now. I love how my skin looks since being on this drug. I have zero breakouts, thanks to God. However, I still feel very insecure. I guess acne has taken over my confidence and I just don't know how to feel secure about myself anymore. I'm so used to feeling insecure about myself that feeling good about myself is both an odd and foreign feeling for me.

So, I have a date tomorrow. We've been pen pals for well over a year. We've exchanged pictures so I hope he's not disappointed when he sees the real me. 35 mm cameras are great for hiding flaws. :) And we've talked on the phone for months now. So, as of now, we're great friends! I just moved to his area so we decided to meet tomorrow. It's been planned that way for about 3 months. So, I'm super nervous. I sort of loss my appetite. lol I guess having acne made me somewhat of a recluse to everybody but my closest family members and my friends. I'm used to be somewhat anti-social.

I'm afraid of:

1) Him not thinking I'm *pretty* enough for him.

2) Him being turned off by my red marks.

3) Me feeling so nervous that I'll say something really dumb or do something really embarrassing!

I want to maybe take consume a small drink of alcohol, possibly a wine cooler maybe to calm my nerves, but I'm not a drinker so I don't know how well or bad that'll effect me.

So, please wish me luck!

Thank you! :)

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I'm as self concious as anyone about acne, so I feel for you.

A couple things to keep in mind:

1) Your acne always look worse to yourself than it does to others

2) just relax, be yourself and have a good time. theres nothing you can do to cure acne in a matter of hours, so just roll with it. I know its harder than it sounds, but it'll make everything better if you just don't stress over it.

Hope everything goes well, good luck!

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Good luck!

Thanks!! :D

Aww babe, dont worry about it.

Hope it goes well for ya. Good Luck :D

Aww thanks Posh! I hope it goes well too! *keeps fingers crossed* :)

I'm as self concious as anyone about acne, so I feel for you.

A couple things to keep in mind:

1) Your acne always look worse to yourself than it does to others

2) just relax, be yourself and have a good time. theres nothing you can do to cure acne in a matter of hours, so just roll with it. I know its harder than it sounds, but it'll make everything better if you just don't stress over it.

Hope everything goes well, good luck!

Thanks so much for your words of advice. You're right. I think that most people, in general, as their worst critics.

:)

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Best of luck on the date! :) Just try to stay positive and I'm sure you'll do fine.

1) Your acne always look worse to yourself than it does to others

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wtf is amnesteem and do you actually hand write letters back and forth to each other? howd u get started?

Hmm... I'm surprised you don't know what Amnesteem is. It's the generic version of Accutane. :) Yes, we've written hand letters, made and sent music cds, post cards and emails back and forth to each other. We met on myspace out of all places, over a year ago. lol! So, I'm a tad bit nervous.

Best of luck on the date! :) Just try to stay positive and I'm sure you'll do fine.

1) Your acne always look worse to yourself than it does to others

Couldn't agree with you more..

Yes, I'm trying to. I just can't shake the butterflies. lol Thanks so much for your advice! :)

Good luck! I hope it goes well.

Thanks Lisa! I hope so too! :)

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he's feeling the exact same insecurities as you. don't worry. if he is worth your time, he would not use your appearance as a limiting factor to your relationship

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he's feeling the exact same insecurities as you. don't worry. if he is worth your time, he would not use your appearance as a limiting factor to your relationship

Thank you for your words. Yes, what you're saying is very true! :)

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Update! Update!

lol k, I'll give you and update! Super funny. =)

Well, here's my update.... it went wonderfully!!!!! At first when I met him, I was shy. It took me about a good hour to hour and a half to feel comfy around him. He was really shy too. He couldn't really look me in the eye too much because he was shy. But I think he saw how much more shy I was and fed off of that, and made him less shy. lol!

Well, time passed on and we were inseperable the entire night! I had so much fun! I was in total bliss! Thank you all for your kind advice. :)

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your life is a fairy tale i want to capture it in a jar and eat it

haha that was very creative. Loved it. Yes, fairytales.. aren't they yummy?! *yum yum*

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Guest ilovepancakes
:cool: all will be well :cool:

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Guest Grow_To_Overthrow
:D Glad to hear that it went well.

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:cool: all will be well :cool:

Awww thanks. I certainly hope so. By the way, I love pancakes too. :)

Glad it went so well! :cool:

Thanks so much! :)

Happy to hear it :)

Thanks, mighty sweet of you to say. :)

:D Glad to hear that it went well.

Aww thanks! Now, let's see how everything goes when he finally sees me in the daytime lighting. All of this reminds me of this one episode of Seinfeld: the good lighting vs the bad lighting. lol! :)

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