Hello my lovelies, I hope you all are wonderful. During my vacation away from California, I some how have been gaining more and more consistent comments (thank you so much, it really makes my day to hear from everyone.) and I wanted to do a post that is a little more personal.
I have written about body issues before and I wanted to touch on it again, because I don't feel like enough people talk about it and really talk about it. I believe that all people are beautiful: tall, thin, chubby, short, or any other shape & size. I truly believe this, it isn't something I'm trying to sell. I see beauty in personality, as well as appearance.
However, I have my own problems with my body. I like who I am and the older I get the more I like who I am, even if I am stubborn and OCD, but my body image still plagues me. I know I am not alone, and I have no intentions of being showered with "You're gorgeous" or "Don't think that way." It's just truth. Certain parts of my body don't make me feel great about myself. I dislike that clothing dictates that I'm a certain not-so-small size even though I am very much an average 5'5", 17 year old woman.
I am disappointed in the fact that depending where I shop is what size I am. I hate shopping in Forever 21 now because their smalls are SO SMALL and their larges aren't accurate. Their store tells me I am a small plus sized woman, which isn't true. I'm quite average.
To keep myself from a rant, my point is clothing shouldn't dictate our body image. I know that I let myself believe I am "fat" because clothes tell me I'm a size 11-13 (there, I said it!). But I know I shouldn't. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.
I don't have a want to be skinny. I just want to be understood by clothing stores that I am not a plus sized woman. I am simply not thin. I feel some apprehension on posting this post, mostly because I do not want to be misunderstood. I want to learn to love myself, not to work out till I need to faint and never eat ice cream again. Why can't our clothing sizes be more realistic?
I just wish other girls don't have to feel the way I do because they're normally sized.
Love and Turtledoves,