Last night Nate and I were meeting up with my Dad and his wife Christy for dinner and a movie. I had went to the gym and was barely getting out of the shower when my dad called and said he was pulling into town. I panicked because I still had to do my hair and makeup which usually takes a while because I have thick hair! I knew I wouldn't have enough time to get all dolled up so I put on a bit of foundation/powder, mascara, and blush. I quickly dried my hair and ran the straightener through it. That is where my regimen changed... usually I section my hair off multiple times and straighten every strand. But this time I didn't. I literally ran it over my hair, taming the frizzies, and ran out the door.
You're probably thinking what does this have to do with anything right? Well it does, I promise. As were driving to the restaurant and began thinking how I felt okay going out in public feeling less than perfect. I was fine knowing my hair was a bit bigger/frizzier than usual. I felt okay with knowing my eyes were not emphasized with shimmery shadow. I honestly felt free.
I know without a doubt that I felt okay with all these imperfections because deep down I finally know how I really feel about myself. I no longer need or want peoples acceptance. I 100% feel okay with myself and for the first time in my life that's all I need.
There is something I want people to understand though. Don't sit there and think "I'll lose weight like she has and I'll feel good like she does now." No! Don't think that way. Look at your life the way it is right now. Whatever it is that you're battling weight, divorce, personal trials, family trials, etc. Know that you are perfect and you are doing the absolute best that you can in this current situation. But don't stay stagnant. If you don't like the way the situation is going or being handled, change it. I honestly get the most confidence and the most empowerment by knowing that I over came hard situations and made myself better.
I Just want people to see that you are enough and you are strong even with all your flaws. I want to know what you feel your flaws are? What do you do to cover them up? Let your flaws shine and be free to express yourself in all your frizzy (in my case anyways!) goodness!
Hi my name is Whitney and I'm a mom to 2 adorable boys and the wife to a sports loving, handsome man. I'm outnumbered but wouldn't have it any other way. I'm navigating motherhood one fart joke at a time. Welcome to my crazy life!