Double Chin and all

Double Chin and all

I just got back from an incredible vacation with my husband, and I am so proud of myself for holding onto these photos as long as I have. This has to be my favorite photoshoot to date.

There are a lot of patterns that make me excited, but none of them even compare to polka dots. My LOVE for polka dots has never wavered– I am a die hard fan, now add some pink and tulle and I am SOLD.

Guess what! I added pink and tulle. Understand now why I said this was my favorite?

Now I want you to take a moment and look at this photo.

Whenever I go through edits of photoshoots, I notice which pictures my husband says are his favorite. One common trait I find, is that flaring double chin. Like the picture above, he always says he loves how happy I look and that I look beautiful. The more and more I look at it, the more I see what he sees. At first, all I saw was double chin, but I’m working on seeing beauty in myself.

We are all too critical of our own appearances.

I know that, but sometimes I worry that what I see, everyone else probably sees too. My Flintstone feet, my larger than life head, my round rolled stomach, and flaring double chin– these observations seem so real to me. I mean, they are real, but why do I feel like they make me so unattractive and unappealing?

I don’t know the answer, but I do know that the more I look at other woman showing off their unique selves– the more I begin to accept my unique self.

I’m hoping that sharing some of my photos that make me feel less than, will help make other woman feel empowered to do the same.

Even if it doesn’t, I’m glad that at least I am getting something out of it.

#myrealbody #effyourbeautystandards

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