I’m slowly learning that it’s okay to color outside the lines. It’s okay that the picture you’re drawing doesn’t exactly mirror the picture you had in mind. It’s okay to change your art as you grow.
By traditional standards, I would be considered beautiful.
The best revenge is not caring what other people think; not letting their actions affect you, not seeing yourself through their eyes, not trying so hard to impress them and learning that they’re not superior just because they have things you don’t have.
I am flawed, but I am real. I AM a real woman.
You are enough for good morning texts and goodnight kisses. You are enough for long conversations about life and short chats about nothing.
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you’re not good enough to be in a relationship. It doesn’t mean you’re getting passed up for something better.
Positive or not, the “body positive” movement still focuses on our bodies. Our looks. Our exterior.
Being body positive is not just about your weight. It’s about accepting all aspects of your body (your body hair, your acne, your cellulite, your freckles) no matter what society deems as acceptable and/or beautiful.
Be you. And do so unapologetically. Because you are awesome.
It took self-trust, and self-love that I did not have when I was with him.