Self love. This isn’t something I am used to. I usually hide my body in any way I can. For the longest while I wouldn’t even open my eyes when I took a shower. I wear layers upon layers at work because it’s cold and I feel the need to hide my body. I have had a strong dislike of my body for far too long. This is the only one I have. So why not love it now? Why not love it before I make changes to it? Why not love the only body I am ever going to have?
I feel society tells everyone to look a certain way. As a woman, I have to have large but perky breasts, a small waist, a flat stomach, and thighs that don’t touch. The fact of the matter is, I have none of that. I am small chested, have an above average sized waist, I have tummy rolls, and my thighs; those bad boys touch whether I’m sitting down or standing up. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a good body? No.
I can do so much with my body. I can eat food. I can draw. I can walk for miles and much much more. I can do so much more than I think I can. Just because my body isn’t stick thin does not mean that I should not love my body.
I may not love how my body looks every day, but I did today and I took advantage of that. I just want to remind myself (and everyone else) that there is beauty in everything. There is beauty in your tummy rolls, in your hands, and your feet, and everywhere in between. You are beautiful inside and out, and you should love yourself for that. You should love your body for that and everything it does for you.