Your Jeans

“There are moments that mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same, and time is divided into two parts: before this and after this.”

Marked moments. Sometimes internal, sometimes external. We each have them. Easy to see or not, no one can deny that these moments happen.

And they’re beautiful.

There comes a moment when you look in the mirror and accept yourself. All your flaws and all your quirks, all the things you love about yourself and all those you wish you could change. You accept them. That moment is so incredibly freeing and uplifting and wonderful. Yeah, there are women who are prettier than you and skinnier than you. Some have bigger boobs and others have a smaller waistline. But they are them, and you are you and nothing is more beautiful than when you realize and accept who you are and what you have become. No, I don’t have the smallest waistline or the protruding cheekbones but you know what I do have? I have a sense of humor and a love for family and friends and good food. I love to drink wine and tequila and Coca-Cola. I love to go out for a run, eat a healthy lunch, and sometimes eat a cookie (or seven) for dinner. I love to make people feel welcome and make them laugh and fall in love with me. I have a personality and a heart of gold and I’m saying these things hoping you’re not finding me egotistical.

I know I lack a perfect body or anything close to the such, but I have many damn good qualities that I am proud to have. Sometimes you have to take a step back and say, I’m not going to spend my entire life unhappy every time I look in a mirror. You are wonderful and beautiful and amazing and no one – NO ONE – can take that away from you or me or him or her. No one unless you let them.

So don’t. Don’t let them steal away the little spark of madness you were given in this life. Stop focusing on the negative, on what you don’t have and start focusing on all the wonderful things that make you great. I promise that once you begin to see yourself in a positive light, you will become a confident, uplifting individual. And you can add those qualities to the list. 🙂

BE YOU. Let me be me and her be her and BE YOU. I promise you won’t regret it. Start loving yourself every day and stop comparing your waistline to the girl next door. Focus on having a great time in this life because it’s too short to worry about the size of your jeans.