This is such a great post. Wish more folks took heed of this.
I’m not usually a paragraph caption type of girl, but I stumbled upon the picture on the left and felt like I should share because it’s so near and dear to my heart. The picture on the left was taken two years ago this month, and the picture on the right was taken a few weeks ago. You can see obvious physical differences, but what you can’t see is the mental differences. Two years ago, I was seriously unhappy. I would look in the mirror and think I looked fat. I wouldn’t go out to eat with my friends or family and I’d sit at home and cry because I felt like I couldn’t eat anything. It was the lowest point for me, but I wanted to be a model so bad. I wanted to be glamorized for being so thin even though I was miserable. In the picture on the right, I have gained around 30-35 pounds (I don’t exactly how much. I don’t weigh myself anymore.) AND I am a much happier human being mentally. Just wanted to share because the girl on the right looks in the mirror and thinks she looks thin! Healthy looks different on everyone & it’s important to embrace your own shape and size. You’ll be much happier! 💞 Need help on your journey? Take our free 5-day body positive course found on our website Bodypositivity.com. Thank you @maggieisgreene @wilhelminamodels @amaxarmy for believing in me and giving me a chance to embrace who I am AND still chase my dreams. #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bopo #selflove #youdontknowmystory
This post shows perfectly how we destroy our self esteem trying to live up to stereotyped “ideals” that have little to do with love or romantic feelings we may develop for another person.
“Beautiful” is invariably how someone makes us feel when we think about them. Being with them. Seeing their smile light up a room. Feeling their eyes melt our heart. Sharing quiet moments with them. Laughing with them. Holding hands. It is never objective and 100% about what is in our hearts.