Monday, March 28, 2011
So, I forgot to mention one of the best moments of my night on Saturday. One of the girls from our team (who happens to be one of the most beautiful ladies I've ever met) that I hold in very high esteem pulled me aside at the after party. She hasn't been too vocal recently on my Facebook page, although we used to communicate pretty often there. But she said she really wanted to talk to me. And this is what she said:
I just wanted to say that I know I haven't said much lately on your Facebook page. But I've definitely been keeping up with everything you have been posting about your health journey and weight loss. I want you to know that the positive energy you are putting out there is just amazing. The fact that you are not afraid to share that you are loving your body and become more aware of who you are is inspiring to women. Keep doing that. It's so important. It doesn't matter if you're a bigger girl...women need to hear that if you WORK IT and if you OWN IT and feel great about yourself and have confidence, then you can do absolutely anything you want to do!
I was so humbled and touched by her words. I just hugged her! Haha.
But, there is definitely something to be said for confidence. I was SO nervous on Saturday before we arrived because, honestly...I knew I looked great. And I'd never before worn so little clothing in a public setting before (and it was just a spaghetti strap dress, y'all. We're not talking lingerie here! Lol.) I am not used to attention. I don't know how to handle this sort of thing. I was definitely hyperventilating in the car right before we walked in.
But, I made myself face that fear and I did it. Even though I'm still pretty big, you wouldn't believe it. I noticed quite a few double-takes. Like LITERALLY...neck breaking double takes, which made me laugh out loud.
Ladies, you are so beautiful. All you need to do is own it. Don't be afraid of it. You haven't experienced life until you put yourself out there and realize what a gift you are to everyone around you.