Do you ever wish you could go back in time and tell yourself things that you know now? Well I do.... Same girl in both pictures...right!? Well yes and no... The one on the left struggled to happy with herself... I would tell that girl on the left that it's not all about being skinny. It's about being happy healthy and strong. It's about being comfortable in your own skin. Knowing that you are beautiful just the way you are no matter your weight, your stretch marks, your so called flaws and your distorted thoughts in your head that make you believe that you are worthless... Because she is not worthless, She is worth it. But she definitely didn’t believe it... That it's okay to put yourself first, to take care of yourself and love yourself. If you don't, you won't end up being the best person you can for the others you are worried about taking care of or putting first.
I would also tell her with her new found love of herself. She will still stumble and fall. She will at times still not believe in herself, have doubts, be frustrated and discouraged, that it is okay to have these feelings as long as she gets back up stronger than before, which she will because she is mighty.... One thing is I just wish I could have told her and made her believe it sooner.
The girl on the right has learned all of this on her journey and she is still learning! She knows there will be up and downs...victories and struggles. That she will doubt herself and fight for what she believes in...she will want to give up at times but deep down knows she can’t because she has come so far and still needs to grow and love herself more!
She needs to continue to let her light shine, share her love and help try to make this world a better place.