I could sit here and preach body confidence, right? I could write down the recipe for all the things you can do to make sure that you at least give the appearance that you are full of confidence in yourself and love yourself, just as you are, in this moment, right now. Heck, scroll through Instagram and you see enough body positive activists that you probably don’t need another.
But I’m not sure it’s that easy. In fact, I know it’s not. I’m a bigger fan of the old adage…
Fake it ’til You Make It
Honestly. Each day, it’s a conscious decision to put my best self forward and figure out the rest along the way. Want to know why I take a zillion pictures of my self and share selfies? Not because I think I’m the bee’s knees or because I’m actually self-obsessed or a duck faced sweetie pie.
Because I’m positive that we could all use a healthy dose of sass to go about our day. A little pep in our step, a little OOMPH to our life’s journey. And that all starts with giving it to yourself.
Even if you start by pretending that you love yourself. And eventually, over time, that pretending becomes a reality – even if you are still a work in progress (and you always will be).
And sometimes, you stand in front of a scratched-up mirror and wear a bathing suit because you can (insert standard blog post about OMGOSH, MOMS JUST PUT ON YOUR BATHIN SUIT ALREADY). And so I did. And I took a picture of it. (And yes, that’s my boys’ room because it’s the only one with a mirror and yes, the mirror is clean I promise).
Because I’m convinced that you can do it too. It all starts with YOU.
And with a healthy dose of the right perspective? You start to believe that you are just as HAWT as you really are.
So gosh darnit. Wear a bathing suit. Take a picture of it. And share it wherever you want.
Because sometimes, it’s not about who likes your picture, but about the fact that you liked yourself enough to share it.