I am on a mission to spread this message:
I have wasted too many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years of my life not accepting myself. For as long as I can remember I was self conscious. I remember writing in my diary in the second grade, that if only I was skinnier, my family would be happier. I wouldn’t dare wear shorts to school by the age of 13, even when the temperatures reached the 100’s in the summer months. Things got worse and worse the older and more independent I became. I started to manipulate my diet and started to exercise in unhealthy ways. I never knew how deep I was into my addiction until my first year in college. Since then, it has been a lot of very hard work to retrain my brain. It has taken hours of therapy to learn how an eating disorder is undone and how a healthy life is maintained. I am not saying I am perfect, nor am I saying I had it as bad as many people have it. But, my experience has led me to believe that there are far too many people struggling in this world with simply living in their own skin.
Can one little sticker change the world of body hatred and eating disorders? Probably not. But, spreading a little love can never hurt. Sometimes a tiny gesture can multiply. I hope that this little sticker can touch even just one person.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
If you want to help spread the love, check out this website. Then, start sharing smiles with strangers, hold the door open for someone struggling, stop criticising yourself or others, don’t join in on negative talk, and always remember that your thoughts and words are as powerful (sometimes even more powerful) than your actions!
My mission & journey have just begun. I will be sharing many more YAB sticker pictures, so check back for more 🙂
PS- I am so sorry for my absence lately… LIFE is happening…