Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Love Your Blog - Ugly

I have been putting off even attempting to write this weeks Love Your Blog challenge from A Playful Day as the theme "Ugly" was one that had me totally stumped.  Or rather, it didn't. In reality, the one thing I instantly thought of was....myself.  And that in itself stopped me in my tracks.

I have struggled with body image for as long as I can remember despite growing up with a family who were/are amazingly supportive.  My inner demons have always deemed that I am not quite good enough, too different, too curvy...a whole lot of "not quite" and "too much".

It took me a long time to learn to love myself and it's a journey I often take huge, huge steps backwards in...obviously!  The realisation that just because I do not fit a societal norm - whether that be a clothes size, how I parent, my interests - does not make me ugly.  I am surrounded by people that see me as beautiful.  Sadly, the person who has been harshest to me for all these years is myself.  And quite frankly, I should stop!

Learning to be kind to myself is reflected in my blog.  On the whole I try not to blog about negative themes.  Whilst life is very much not all roses and cupcakes, I try not to dwell on the unhappier topics, much preferring to blog about things that make me smile.  Often something as simple as a new skein of yarn can be the small amount of beautiful needed to turn an otherwise ugly day around!

1 comment:

  1. Wow...thanks for the share. I think we are often our worst critic. Great motivation picture. Best medicine for self-doubt is new yarn.