I hesitated about whether to share this photo.
It’s over-exposed, I’m in my bra, you can see my belly… and BAM! there I was focusing on all the negatives. Then I realised, the reason I took this picture in the first place is because right there, right at that moment, I was so stinkin’ happy, I was ready to burst.
This was Saturday morning.
I was getting dressed and feeling quite crappy about what to wear. My recent go-to jeans are now just too big to be comfortable, even with the belt pulled in and shuffling through the rail, I found these. A pair of 3/4 length capri-type pants that I wore last summer. And last summer they were snug.
Honestly, when I put them on, I was just expecting them to fit comfortably. No breathing in to do the button up.
I did not expect to be able to TAKE THEM OFF without undoing the button.
I did take another pic of these half-way down over my hips, but figured I’ve already damaged the interwebs with my bra and belly, the world does not need to see my underwear and hips
For a long time, I’ve focused on what I am not. Then one simple item of clothing made me so ridiculously happy. It reminded me, this is a process. It takes time. Focus on the goal, but be happy along the way.
So, here I am. Keeping it real.
A real girl with real curves and real issues – working hard to become a little bit better every day.
Stop waiting for everything to be perfect to be happy. Be happy in midst of the journey.