I decided that on the days that I am having a hard time getting the creative juices flowing I will use the 30 Days of Truth meme. I am not sure where it first surface but all the cool kids are playing along. Each day you are supposed to take a prompt and write a post about said prompt.
Day 01: Something you hate about yourself.
Something I hate, well dislike, about myself is my body image. I really wish I felt better about how I look and what type of body I have. I try really hard to be positive about how I look, but some times is is a very hard prospect.
I am a curvy sort of woman. I have a big bosom and this has always made me feel like I am bigger than I actually am. Inside I am a slim woman with a B cup, perky breasts, flat stomach, nice hair, zit free face and a dazzling smile. I sometimes am surprised at how large a person I really am. I am not built to be a fashionable woman, at least not in Vancouver.
I don’t like that I feel this way about my body. I can walk forever, I am not too bad on a bike and I can run after my very fast two year old. I am pretty sure that my husband think I am pretty, and I have never heard him complain about the size of my breasts. I know that my boys love me and that it doesn’t occur to them that I am a fat girl.
I hate that sometimes I feel ugly. I hope that my boys don’t know that I feel that way. I don’t want them to ever feel like they are skinny enough, or whatever enough. I want them to stay oblivious to what society thinks is beautiful. I want them to feel comfortable with their bodies. I want them to be confident. I want me to be confident and comfortable. Maybe I need to have a boudoir session like one of my favourite bloggers.
I want to learn to love my body no matter what it looks like.
Day 02: Something you love about yourself.
Day 03: Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04: Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05: Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06: Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07: Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days.
Day 14: A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16: Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19: What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21: Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24: Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. )
Day 25: The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 : What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28:What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30: A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself
You are a beautiful woman. You have the most amazing smile that makes everyone who sees it smile along. You have the cutest way of crinkling your eyes when you are happy. You have great legs and look great in shorts and skirts. Most of all your beauty shines from the inside out, the way it should.
Here’s why I think you’ll be successful – at the beginning of your post, you said “I really wish I felt better about how I look and what type of body I have” instead of saying “I wish I had smaller breasts / thinner thighs.” That, to me, says you at least accept what you look like, the shell you’ve been given. And now you want to learn to love it.
I don’t know how one does that. But I commend you for being, to my mind, at least halfway there.
.-= clara´s last blog ..Gone Daddy Gone =-.
It continues to amaze me how many women have poor body images. Including my 6 foot blond former model girlfriend. We all seem to have this inner voice (I like to call her Fester) who somehow makes us doubt ourselves. I just try to keep talking about how hot I am louder than Fester says I’m not. Somedays that works. Other days there is Vodka. 🙂
And I agree with Clara – you aren’t wishing you were someone else, just wishing you were more comfortable in your own skin. And I think that is a great goal for all of us.
.-= Tracey´s last blog ..Eco Wednesday – Green Sapphire Jewelry =-.
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