This might be a bit of a ramble post, I am not sure yet but I wanted to talk about body image and confidence.
I have always, since I can remember, had some sort of problem with my body. I think it is just human to look at yourself and see a certain aspect and wish it was different. For me, being over weight has never been an issue as I have such a ridiculous metabolism, but that isn't necessarily a good thing. I am constantly getting remarks about my weight and needing to "eat more" and "get some meat on my bones". Now if you know me in real life (Not saying this isn't real life, but I mean you can't honestly know someone completely over the internet, can you?) or follow me on Twitter (If not, come follow me here) you will know that I eat, a lot. Fatty, "bad for you" foods and i am forever trying to put on weight. Being slim isn't as fun as it may seem. It is just something that I have slowly had to just deal with and now, I just ignore the comments. I am slim, so what? I KNOW I eat well. I know I am not starving myself or worrying about what I eat, so why should it bother me?
Another, is certain physically features that I am not too fond off. My nose, which I inherited off my father, I feel sticks out and is too pointy. My breasts, that are smaller than the average. My horrific teeth that led met to having a head brace as a child, four teeth removed as well as the usual braces. Not to mention the horrible varicose veins have on my legs. All of these things put together as well as other niggles, such as unwanted hair on my arms, make for a very insecure lady.
There are times when I have considered actually taking actions on my self hates. Such as Laser Hair Removal like Sk:n offers. Or plastic surgery. But then I think about it and try to remember that this is how I am. I was meant to look like this. I am lucky to have a healthy working body and I should just appreciate that. Like the image says above " Your body is the greatest instrument you will ever own". Why change it? A lot of my friends would argue here and mention my tattoos and piercings ( that I once had ) but I disagree. For me, my tattoos are for me, and are like putting pieces of art on to my body. Almost like permanent make up. My tattoos are not a way to cover up things I don't like, they are there for me and just another way of expressing myself. They don't harm anyone, nor do they interfere with my work. So although tattoos can be classed as a body alternation, for me they are not a thing that I had done to make me feel better about myself.
My body doesn't define who I am, neither should yours. It really is who you are on the inside that counts and what keeps people around you. You could be the most attractive human on the planet, but if you were stupid, no sense of humour, a bitch and no personality, no one would want to be around you.
No matter your size, your shape, the way you nose looks or the way your little toe is nearly non existent ( Yeah, that's me) you should love your body and be happy in it. I know it has been said a million and one times but you are truly beautiful, we all are.
And with that, I want to say that I honestly well and truly love you all.
Thank you all so much for that extra bit of confidence you have all given me since I have started my little blog.
The links to the pages I got the images from are available by clicking on the photo. Thanks to the websites!
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