Outfit Details: Glasses: Coastal// Top: Tie for First Top in Lilac from ModCloth (on sale!)// Skirt: Fun and Games Skirt from ModCloth (on sale!)// Shoes: bait footwear
A few months ago, I wanted so desperately to be able to take pictures of myself and not feel super self-conscious. When my lovely boyfriend was snapping my pic the other day, I felt that self-consciousness setting in slowly because I couldn't get a shot I liked. Being body positive is really important to me and definitely hits home because as a girl who was never "thin" by any definition, I always lacked the self-confidence to be comfortable with myself.
I am lucky to have family, a boyfriend, and friends who love and accept me the way I am, no matter if I'm 20 lbs heavier or lighter than I am right now. Participating in social media has exposed me to the love (and hate) that others are just waiting to give you. I ignore the rude people who have their own agenda in making others feel bad about their self-image, because my life will not be lessened by words strung together by some self-proclaimed keyboard warrior. I have found some seriously inspiring people through instagram, ModCloth's Style Gallery, pinterest, twitter, etcetc, that have helped boost my confidence. But, I've come to realize that it is my choice whether or not I feel good about myself.
One of my biggest "me" projects this summer will be really focusing on getting rid of that stupid naysayer inside myself that instantly singles out the 10 things I hate about my body in shorts. Rather, I will find something that I love about myself and say it until it sinks in. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy, and I'm done being mine.
PS- This little bunny was laying right behind me in the brush while I was taking pictures, once I noticed him, he sat up and basically posed for the camera!
I hope you all have a safe + long holiday weekend!