Thursday, May 19, 2011

Some Of My Favorite Things

Ahhh, I love today.  Today is my Friday because tomorrow I go to the BEACH for the weekend with some of my best friends and I'm so excited.  2 of those friends are flying down from NY as we speak I type.  I actually just got a text from one of them telling me some drunk guy breached security and ran under the plane??? Not sure how that happened but they are a little delayed.  No problem, I have nothing to do tomorrow except sleep and be ready to leave by 1:00, so they can come anytime!

When I was done with work today, I went shopping for some more summery, beach-appropriate clothing.  I only really have jeans at the moment since I've gained weight and a lot of my clothes don't fit.  Shopping brought about the ineviteable slight depression over not fitting into my regular size, but I've done some thinking and I'm moving on from that thought.  I've had an idea for a post for a while now concentrating on the things that I actually LOVE about my body, and after Janae posted it yesterday, I decided now was a good time for me to do it as well.  I think I spend a lot of time criticizing myself about the things I dislike about my body, and I don't think I'm alone in this.  Women get judged very harshly as it is, and I want to take a minute and be positive about myself for once.  So, here goes.  This is my list of the things that I love about myself/my body.

First, even though it may seem cliched, I truly love my eyes.  They are a pretty green color and have long black eyelashes around them.  When I use makeup, I always play up my eyes.  They are definitely my best feature.

My friend Lindsay and I.. she also has gorgeous eyes.

The two best pictures I could find where I didn't have red-eye and you can actually see them.

You will also notice my tan and my nose in the above pictures.  These would be features 2 and 3 that I like about myself.  I really only tend to burn on my face.. the rest of my skin gets a nice, dark tan and I love that about me.  I like being tan, and I have a few very pale friends who can't ever tan.  They have embraced it and look beautiful with their pale skin, but I don't like it on me.  I'm really happy to not be super pale, and not be a person who burns.

My nose is something that I never thought about one way or the other till one day in high school.  A friend of mine was complaining about her nose and was talking about saving up for a nose job.  I told her I didn't think she needed one, and she looked at me and said, "That's easy for you to say, you have the perfect nose."  I remember being like, I do?  I went and checked it out, and she was right.  My nose is pretty great, and another thing that I'm glad I don't have an issue with.

The last thing I'll talk about is my butt.  Yes, I tried to take a picture of it but mostly all you can see is a bright light and my messy bathroom counter.  It's there though, my butt.  I really like it.  I'm ok with needing to go up a size in pants as long as I don't lose it.  It's a little on the big side, but it's perky and makes me feel feminine.  (By the way, I don't exactly love my chest, but I am happy that it's perky like my butt, especially since I'm double-lettering in that department.)  Boys don't seem to hate those assets of mine either.. ;)

So, there you have it.  While I'm on the beach this weekend with my gorgeous skinny friends, I'm going to try not to be jealous of the fact that their bikini's look better than mine does, and I'm going to not stress that I can't and won't wear the skimpy clothes out to the bar like I used too.  Instead, I'm going to try to focus on these things.. especially the tanning thing, since it just occured to me that I may be the only person on this trip who doesn't have super pale skin.  

I'm not taking my laptop to the beach, so I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday!  Leave me a comment and tell me what YOU like best about youself :)


Jenny said...

GREAT post! Those are all great features- and I'm jealous of your eyelashes :)

I'm also a fan of my green eyes... and I really like my legs. Love showin' em off :)

Bagel Fairy said...

"I like being tan, and I have a few very pale friends who can't ever tan."

I think I can name one of those "very pale" friends. She may or may not have posted above.

My sister beat me to this one, but I like our/my green eyes too. Not a lot of people have them and I get compliments on them.