Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fat Girl

This week I listened to the audio version of "Fat Girl Walking" by Brittany Gibbons.

(Hello Audible! I adore Audible!)

So. This was my first introduction to Miss Brittany. How have I not known about her?!?!
 Stuck under a rock in the woods? Probably. I'm a little sheltered.

I quite loved it.  It's a bit vulgar and crude humored at times, but its raw and honest and there are super nuggets of wisdom and insight that caused me to laugh out loud in public and  talk to myself like a crazy person.  As a fellow Fat Girl, I recommend reading this gem.

Several chapters I re listened too....and will again.

My greatest take away for today?

 1)Take care of me. Invest in me now. When I'm a size...whatever....not later. It's not my skin and size that makes me miserable, sad, lonely, check out, hide out, wear leggings too often and other ill fitting clothes....its me, my mind, my heart and the way others judge or how I FEEL judged all. the. time.

2) Affirmations work. I've known this for yeeeears but again knowing and doing are two different things. Yes, it feels ridiculous to say kind words aloud about myself, but writing them out is effective too. And..... Hello, it works!

3) Fake it until you make it.

I'm working on 1 & 3 today. How? The little things. I'm a skirt and tall gorgeous shoes with a necklace and a bit of make up. My hair is washed. Hot damn!!These may seem trivial, common sense nothings to some, but when a person has given these rights up over time, well they are amazing when put in practice again.

Fake it Lady, Fake it!

I Used To....

I used to blog...write...dabble in photography and share it all here. I've missed you Readers! I've missed you Blog! I've missed the release, the self inquiry that comes with writing.

So here I am, putting "I Used To...." behind me.