Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Project 31: Day 6
I will start by saying, I'm sure it has. I do struggle with somethings about myself because of the world's definition of beauty, but I try not to wear myself out because of it. I definitely do not keep up with the latest trends and I don't feel obligated to. My hair is plain, but easy and likable for me. My weight isn't a "size 0" but I'm healthy. I don't have tons of designer clothes, and I don't care. I have a pimple now and then and some acne scars from my teenage years. I may not fit the standard of a model, but I don't care.
The only thing that bothers me, sometimes, is my weight. I am 5'1" and it is sometimes hard to keep your weight maintained when you are that short. I am mostly lazy and love to eat. I gain 2 pounds and I notice it because there are few places for the weight to go. I may not be seen in a beauty magazine, but at least I don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on primping and priming myself everyday. I have more time for myself and friends and family because I don't spend hours with my "beauty regimen's." Life is happier when you can just accept yourself. When I was younger, I had a boyish haircut and wore sweatpants and oversized t-shirts everyday. I never minded. I still had friends and "boyfriends."
Okay, back to reality. I do and have watched shows/movies wishing I had some other girls life. Because she is "beautiful" and has a "perfect" life. One thing I do NOT get caught up in is fashion/beauty magazines. I look at them and laugh because I know those girls do not look like that and some of the outfits are just plain ridiculous! Really, I live in ND and do NOT need a dress completely made of fur with my 6 inch diamond heals and a multi-colored plastic purse with a ginormous flower on it. I can't be jealous of those woman!
If beauty means something other then rushing home so I can put on my sweat pants and hoodie, then my husband most not see it either. Hubby fell in love with me and he knew exactly what I look like. I have great friends and family who have seen me without my make-up and my hair a mess, and they still love me (that can be a scary sight some times!). They love me for the inner beauty, not my outward appearances. I wish young girls could figure out exactly what inner beauty is and how much more it means then looks.
If you don't mind, I would like to throw out a website for those who might need a little pick-me-up because of "beauty." Operation Beautiful is a great project and I wish many young woman would embrace it. http://operationbeautiful.com/ - check it out please! :)