Last updated on March 19th, 2017 at 03:12 pm
I have done a post in the past about aging, I post fashion selfies which for some is considered quite narcissistic, and I do worry, maybe sometimes to much about how I look and how others see me, but in spite of all my shortcomings I do still have the ability to see the beauty in those around me ( most days).
I spent my younger years struggling with eating disorders and even today at the ripe old age of 49 and 11/12’s I still find myself regressing if I have had a bad day.
I have been as low as 95 lbs ( and I am 5’4″) and I have been as high as 145 ( god I cannot believe I am putting that out there). I am a woman, still a girl inside who looked in the mirror and always saw the imperfections and focused on those areas.
Today I still struggle with reaching the point that I want to be at but with the people that I have in my life who love me for who I am not what I think I should be it gets easier each day.
I saw a post on facebook today that I clicked on and I have to be honest I still have a tear in my eye at the beauty of this video and the poignancy of the message.
Realistically we all look at the perfect store mannequins and recognize that we do not look like that nor do many people we know, yet we still want that dress or those pants or that sweater and struggle with why we do not look like the mannequin. Why do Stores continue to use mannequins that look nothing like the customers they are trying to attract, except for H & M, remember that story on the size 12 mannequin and the hullabullo that generated.
A recent article in the Huffington Post stated: “It’s no secret that the smooth, plastic bodies staring out of store windows aren’t true physical replicas of the people who stare back at them. But there’s no reason they can’t be