My husband’s work schedule does not always do wonders for my waistline and tonight that got me to thinking. Rather than going to the places of “man, I need to drop 10 pounds,” or “maybe I should look into wearing make-up on a regular basis,” or “why did I wear that out of the house this morning,” I decided that it’s time I take some serious ownership of what it is that I am. And, to call out what I’m not in a way that makes it not only okay, but simply another part of me. At the end of the day I’m stuck with me and rather than spending my time lamenting what I think, or what I think others might think, I “should” be, I’m gonna embrace the whole enchilada. So, brace yourselves for some brutal honesty.
I am 30 years old (I often wonder how that happened)
I have cellulite
I have had to have two c-sections (one for a breech baby which was scheduled and another for a sunny-side up baby that didn’t want to budge even after full dilation and 3 hours of REALLY hard pushing in 7 positions) and even though it’s been 16 months I still replay my labor at least two nights a week in my head before I fall asleep wondering what I did wrong
I don’t wear make-up everyday and doubt that I apply it correctly when I do
I don’t pluck or wax my eyebrows regularly and honestly could care less
When I sit down, my stomach oozes over my waistband (standing is a beautiful thing)
I don’t like to workout at the gym
I don’t highlight or dye my hair and I get mine cut at Great Clips for $13 maybe twice a year
Pregnancy has left me with lots of varicose veins and as much as I’d love to just wear pants for the rest of my life, I’m okay with answering questions about “what happened”
I still think my husband is really hot
I eat bread and have no intention of stopping
My wardrobe has not changed much in the last couple of years and while I don’t have much fashion sense, I still love me some America’s Next Top Model
I like watching t.v.
I really, really, really like coffee.
I not only believe in Jesus, but want my life to reflect that. And frankly, it’s really hard at times.
My house has clutter, pretty much all the time
I like food more than I want to be skinny
I’m not a pet person (sorry) but I will always fake it for people I love 🙂
I’m opinionated and brutally honest
I love my family
And I am learning each and everyday that I’m not half bad. 🙂
Well, that’s just a start. What about you? Claim it and rock it.