If someone told me that I would be posting pictures of myself in a bathing suit on my blog, I would have told them they were crazy. But here I am, putting up pictures from my time in Raleigh visiting my brother, at the pool. In a bathing suit.
I also didn’t think I would be wearing a one piece again until I was much older. But then I came across this bathing suit in Target and had to try it on. One pieces are back in style and I loved how flattering this bathing suit is; it looks great on all body types.
I was never one that was comfortable with my body. I remember it started in middle school, seeing magazines of all these skinny girls and models or the skinny girls at school. I was never a skinny-minnie but I was never heavy either. I was athletic. I had muscle and I was ok with that. But then as I got older, I became more aware of how my body looked compared to other women and I became extremely self-conscious. It was always “I could lose a couple of pounds”, “I wish my arms were more toned” or “I need to work on my abs more”. I was never just satisfied with how my body looked.
Over time, I learned to love my body and appreciate my curves. In that period, I started dating someone who I am no longer with, but he helped me see myself for who I am and that my curves are beautiful. He helped me stop being so self-conscious about myself and start feeling confident. It wasn’t right away, it took time, but it made a difference in the way I saw myself and how I carried myself.
In our society today, I find it is hard to have confidence in yourself when in fashion magazines models are a size 0. But I have noticed a shift has been happening. Dove commercials are showing women of different sizes and there are various commercials with women of different sizes. Our society is appreciating different body types, which, I hope, will lead to more young girls/women having more confidence in themselves.
What I’m Wearing: Bathing suit: Target (n/a) Sunglasses: Karen Walker