The illusion

While shopping on Amazon (obviously Online shopping) recently I bought a new bathing suit for our trip to the cottage. Without even thinking I put the size I almost always have been into my cart and purchased it. It arrived a couple days later and I couldn’t wait to try it on!

It was swimming on me (no pun intended) it was wayyyy too big! This is when I remembered I had lost weight. I know that sounds silly but when I look in the mirror I don’t see what others see. I see ‘always room for improvement’. I mean I’m not crazy…I know i have lost weight but I guess more then I thought.

So I was thinking about this during my endless work day. Why do women alway think they need to constantly improve?

I remember years ago a friend of mine saying she needed to lose ten pounds. I laughed because I didn’t think she did, She looked great! But she explained to me that although I didn’t think she did, she didn’t feel great where she was, weight wise. I couldn’t see what she saw.

I think this is something many of us struggle with and I can’t figure out why.

Why can’t we take the compliments? I was once told my hair looked good…. I panicked and told them I hadn’t showered that day… Hi my name is Julie and I’m Awkward! Another time a guy commented on my truck… Something to the effect of big truck for a cute girl and I again panicked and told him I had three kids and drove off…

I am trying daily to take the compliments, to compliment myself on my hard work and to try not to struggle to see what others see. I suggest we all try that!

One day we will all be happy to be us, whoever that is!

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