Growing up I was never the “skinny” child. I always had meat on my body from the start. I grew up knowing one thing, “BEING SKINNY GETS YOU ANYWHERE.” That has been stuck in my mind from the start, If I wasn’t”skinny” I wouldn’t be successful in life.
Having that mindset in my childhood then grasping it onto my early teen years really made me feel like an outcast. For a really good second I thought to myself “I’m really not going to become successful in what I want to do unless I lose weight.”
I think it’s disgusting to be raised with that mindset and especially that society brings that message into it makes it worse, which it led me to depression for a good amount of time.
But as I got older, I realized that I can make a difference. I didn’t want to follow the crowd and do what everyone else did, I wanted to do what I felt was right.
I finally decided to accept myself.
Trust me when I tell you it feels amazing and no it is not easy to do and yes I do have those random thoughts and i think to myself “am I enough?”. You are more than enough.
Accepting yourself mentally and physically was the best thing I have ever done for myself because, I know what I want to do with my life and I absolutely don’t give a fuck what people think. If you feel like your surroundings are keeping you from doing so then change it.
It always starts with one step and this is the step that I took and where I am at in my life now I am grateful that I changed myself and surrounded myself with people who are a major support group in my life that I don’t know what I would do without them.
Accepting who you are and what you want to do with your life will make things a bit easier along the way.