I’m getting back into the swing of things after my latest trip to Cabo Verde. Before I actually sit down to write my big post, I wanted to leave a literal thought on this Thursday, hence A Thought for Thursday. On one of my day trips, the guide I was with was randomly snapping photos of me and at the end of the day, he sent them to me. I immediately decided which ones I liked (=were meant for Instagram) and which ones I didn’t (=would never see the light of day), because who doesn’t?
Then I had a better idea. See, the reason I don’t like the picture of me below is because there is no way to perceive me as “thin” in it. That is literally it. And I have been trying so hard lately to reject society’s idealized, and also unrealistic, standards of beauty and to love myself completely and unconditionally. Some days it’s easy, and some days it’s not. Also, look at how happy I am in this picture and how much fun I was having. I think that’s the point, isn’t it?
And it wouldn’t be right to have A Thought for Thursday post without sharing some wisdom from one of the Instagram accounts I’ve been loving lately, @bodyposipanda –so go check her out. And love yourself a little extra today, and every day.