Mila was so beautiful. In fact, she was a former model and won many awards. But there was nothing left of that beauty in her old pictures. She became fatty and didn't have a beautiful and smooth face. For 5 years she cared about her husband, their house, her work, but never about herself.
She almost confined her in their house and work. She always did something and didn't have time to go out even for a walk while her friends went to cafes, beauty salons and enjoyed their life. If any of them called her, she simply told them that she could not go because she had a lot to do.
But in the end, instead of being supported during hard times, she was betrayed. One day her husband called her and asked her what she had become. He blamed her for losing her beauty and then said that he was leaving her for another woman. He didn't care about Mila's feelings and left the same day.
However, she tried to pull herself together and continued her job. Now she had to work even harder to pay her bills. Most of the time she was late to return home. She did over time and always was the last person to leave the office. Almost every day the guard came to see her and asked her when she was leaving. And like always her reply was that she still had some work to do.
One day a new guy was transferred to their office. He was handsome and good-looking. Every woman in her office talked about him and discuss if he was married. Even Mira felt that she was in love and blushed. And sometimes she had dreamed of being with him one day. She often dreamt that they were married to each other and were taking care of them. But then her dreams would be crushed by harsh reality. She thought he would never love someone like her and cried inside.
And that's why she could not believe he was serious when he asked her out. One day at lunch he came to Mila and smiled at her. Then he asked her if she wanna go somewhere. They both were blushing but then she thought it must be some kind of sick joke and so she said 'no'. Within a moment his smile disappeared.
However, he kept courting Mila, but she would not budge. One morning, she just entered the office and approached her desk. He saw that guy standing in a corner looking at her. He was smiling but the girls in a distance were angry about something. When she reached the desk, she saw a beautiful flower bouquet on her desk. It was from him. So, that was the reason the girls were angry. She became happy for a moment but then thought that it looked like her department was trying to make fun of her. So, instead of her wills, she threw them in the bin. He was so sad at this time too.
One day Mila overheard her colleagues' conversation. She heard them saying 'How can this new guy like her?', 'She's so unkempt!', 'She looks ugly' and many more. It hurt her a lot. That's when she reached her breaking point - "it could not go on like that", she thought. She said to herself, "I've had enough!" She decided to change her life completely.
On the same night, she called the manager of her office. She told him that she was taking unpaid leave. And he allowed her and ensured her that she could rejoin her job.
Then she started to work according to her plan. For weeks she worked out at the gym. She went to the beauty salons and did something incredible for herself. She finally got some much-needed me-time. She exclaimed that she needed that very much when she looked at the mirror finally. It took two months to get back her old beauty. She looked like a model again and full of confidence.
After a successful mission on herself, she rejoined her job. When she entered the office, all of her colleagues stared at her. She could feel their astonished eyes. However, she didn't care about them and went to that guy. She told him that now she could go out with him as she looked better now. He replied that she was right, and not because of her looks but for her newfound self-confidence.
We often forget how important it is to take care of ourselves. Love yourself, and you'll notice how happy it can make you!