Body Image Week7:29 PM
Dear Blog World,
I hereby declare this week "Body Image Week" here on The Girlfriend Letters. I've talked about this topic various times throughout the life of this blog (and my family blog), and I'm sure it will come up plenty more.
Why does my mind always go back to this topic?
It's taken me a lot of time, effort, and heartache to even begin to make peace with my body. I have this healthy, strong, capable body and I've spent way too much time obsessing over it and worrying about things that don't matter. But I also think that for me, it's worth the time spent past and present coming to peace with myself. If I can work through my insecurities and be confident and happy in life, then the effort has been more than worth it. If I can teach my children some lessons I've learned the hard way, it's worth it. If we can act as a support system to each other, it's worth it!
Do you believe me?
This week, I've asked some friends to guest post and talk about their feelings and 2 cents on body image. If you have a story or post you want to contribute, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.