Learn To Love Yourself
Pool days. The days of summer that are supposed to be spent lounging around with drink in hand, nose in a book, and head in the clouds.
At least for most people. But not for me.
Pool days are the days I spend walking around uncomfortable and vulnerable in way less fabric than I care to be seen in.
I know I’m not alone in this.
Growing up I always considered myself the big girl in my friends group.
Everyone else was just perfect. At least it seemed that way to me. They were thin and didn’t have thunderous thighs or a big booty. They seemed to love their bodies and didn’t care running around in their swim suit.
But not me. I dreaded it. My thighs would always chafe, I had stretch marks since I was 11 years old, my top would never fit right because my boobs were just two completely different sizes (I’m talking one was completely non-existent that you could see my rib cage and the other was a C).
Nothing ever fit right or made me feel comfortable in my own skin.
Still at 25 I have these same insecurities. It’s not something I’ve grown out of or gotten used to.
But this summer I’m trying to make that change. My body is beautiful just the way it is and my thunder thighs, stretch marks, cellulite, scars, big booty, hips and uneven boobs don’t take away from that beauty.
They are apart of me and my story.
If this resonates with anyone else, let’s learn to love ourselves more this summer! If we can love ourselves in a sweater and jeans then we should be able to love ourselves in a swimsuit!