If I’m being honest I almost didn’t post these photos. I found myself being very critical, and surprisingly a lot more than usual. Maybe it’s because I’ve been out of my routine, maybe it’s because I’ve been traveling and eating and drinking everything delicious in sight, but something was definitely off this time around. I’ll never admit to being perfectly confident because that’s so far from the truth, and I won’t get into what was bothering me because I think this can be a trigger for some people. But trust me when I say that us bloggers (you know the one’s who photograph ourselves almost everyday) are not immune. After debating over whether I should post these photos I decided: you know what screw it!
The thing is, I’ve been heavier, and I’ve been thinner and I’ve learned is that it doesn’t make a huge difference in terms of my happiness.
We’ve been so programmed to think that all our problems will go away when we are thin, and guys I’m here to tell you that’s 100% just not true.
And while I would never advocate for an unhealthy lifestyle I mean we all should exercise, eat and sleep well, but it’s the obsessing that gets you into trouble. See this was a SUPER fun day, and that’s what I want to remember.
These photos were taken during my recent trip to New Brunswick with my blogger boo Sarah Duquette (y’all might know her as Boho And Braids) and we stopped along our road trip at the cutest little drive thru ice cream shop (Smile a While Dairy Bar if you wanna go) and decided to take some photos in the field just behind it. And while stripped shirts, and white shorts aren’t always your friend for photographs I remember feeling carefree and excited for the day.
I was also grateful to my body for coping with the immense amount of stress I’d been putting on it. I only just got back from Niagara the night before, and with a delayed flight I don’t think I was home even 10 hours before leaving again.
Instead of picking apart my body, and thinking of things I want to change or work on I’m going to appreciate all the things my body has been doing for me lately because guys: it’s been a hell of a summer! Between weddings galore, renovations, and then travel on top of my regular blogging grind I’m just thankful to have been able to do it all.
As another birthday rolls around this week, and I could totally get stuck on the “number” I’m just going to focus on being grateful that I get to take another trip around the sun!
It can be hard when taking photos is your job, but you’re not feeling totally confident. For what it’s worth, I think you look great and so HAPPY!