It's that time of year ...you know when all the "stuff" starts. How to be a better you, how to be a more fit you, how to be a skinny you, how to be a more healthy you, how to be more like her-you, how not be you, how to be a richer you, blah blah blah. This isn't about all that stuff, this is "anti all the stuff" stuff. January always kicks off the rush to be different. I feel like now more than ever, it's time to talk about this. I don't have cool outfit pics or thoughtful quotes from famous hip people, I just want us to all come together on a few thoughts I have. So here is my "bit" Don't worry I will be brief :)
I think it's time. Regardless of how old you are, your marital status, how many kids you have or don't have, where you work, what your dreams are, let's come together. Let's decide as a group of smart women that it's time to STOP. Stop what? Stop trying to be a different YOU! I know this is easier said than done. But let's try and see where we go. Instead of being upset you went up a size last year or you didn't get the diet results or whatever, buy a new pair of pants or jeans that fit where you are NOW. Buy a pair you feel pretty in, that fit! Buy a pair that you will love you in. Don't concern yourself with the number on the tag - concern yourself with how you feel in them. Be yourself - don't try to be someone else. Start by shopping in the right store in the right department. If you are out of high school you should not be shopping for an odd size number (3, 5, 7, 9, 11) those are junior sizes - you are not. If you are under 5'4" in height start in the petite department. You may not finish there, but start there. If you think you are a size 10, take an 8, 10, and 12 in the fitting room and start by trying on the 12. You have to know, this will take you a bit of time. Plan accordingly. I truly suggest you go by yourself. Enjoy a coffee or espresso then head in. Go to more than one store, or department in a department store. Don't stop until you find a pair you feel pretty in. Now, walk out of the store, hold you head high, and celebrate you. Then...
Pass it on. Help a friend by encouraging them to do the same thing. Set a goal in your friend circle to all do the same thing. Post a pic on social media, let's try a new hashtag #newyearsamemeandlovingit
Next...let's really try as women this year to simply celebrate each other. Quit picking, comparing, criticizing each other. Instead let's ban together and decide it's time to stop. Maybe, just maybe, if we start in small numbers it will begin to take hold. Even if it doesn't, in your circle of influence it will.