You don't know me and only crossed my path for a few seconds, but those few seconds just made my day. I've been self confidence about walking and dancing at the same time. I want to boost a move, but been worried about what others think about me.
So when you saw me boost a move and yelled out "Hey Baby!" It really made me smile and kept me dancing the rest of the way on my walk. We probably will never meet each other again, but thank you for that moment. It's helped to boost my confidence. And trust me I needed that.
Even though I went a bit over my calorie range I manages to track all my food today. I also stayed in fat carb and protein ranges for the day. I can't remember the last time I succeeded in that goal. Now to do it again tomorrow and get some more water.
So while riding the bus to school an old woman brought up the conversation about mental health. However she was using the term psycho. I my self have bipolar disorder and immediately was correcting her.
I first told her it was called mental illness not the term she was using. She tried to correct me and say that was the medical term for the conditions. So I continued to tell her why she was wrong and that it is a derogatory term. She told me this, "If they think it's a derogatory term than they most be derogatory them self."
That made me scream a bit inside while keeping a calm on the outside. There were some choice words I badly wanted to say to her, but I knew to prove my point I had to stay calm and focus.
I than told her, "We are not derogatory and I my self have a mental illness. I'm a student with a GPA above 3.0 and a well rounded individual. Using such a term is like using a derogatory term for races" She didn't want to hear it and the subject got turned over to coupons that came in the mail yesterday. I won the argument. WooHoo!!!!
One thing I've had to do is get use to myself in my own skin. It's hard to accept this current body of mine as beautiful, but the more I stay in the 'nude' the more I embrace the beauty my skin provides.