Last week, I asked a number of questions on IG because I wanted some input on what y’all really needed from me. I don’t ever want to be a story, post, etc. that is just glazed past and not helping at least one person. That’s honestly a struggle for many that try this whole influencer, blogger thing. It’s tough when the likes or interaction is not there but trusting that you are doing something for someone, you know? I am digressing. Probably a blog post somewhere I need to read about that HA!
ANYWAY – an ongoing thing that y’all wanted some posts, try ons, options, etc – was swimsuits, shorts, dresses, etc. I love that and it was pretty much where my head was at too. But I am going to be honest, I felt like we needed a come to Jesus before I flaunt my mama bod on the internets in swimsuits and shorts LOL. And that is when I came up with the Summer Confidence Chasers Challenge! Y’all ready?!
OK – repeat after me: I WILL WEAR A BATHING SUIT THIS SUMMER AND NOT TRY TO HIDE. I WILL BE SO PROUD OF THIS BOD THAT IT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS. Before you shut this blog down, hear me out…
Listen – I truly don’t believe there is a single woman that enjoys wearing a swimsuit. Even the itty bitty hotties pick themselves apart. But somehow, so many of us compare and act like we are the absolute worst body to put one on. We all do it – me included. So how about we stop that. I am serious. Every single one of us are looking for some magic suit that is going to suddenly give us the confidence to wear it and enjoy our time at the pool or beach. But that does not exist. Not even possible. That confidence has to come before we put it on. Sounds easier said than done – I know. But I am coming at you today, begging that we all lay off on ourselves and it will make it easier on each of us. This is your body. No changing it right this moment. Sure we are always working and wishing to be better, but this body right now got you where you are today and deserves to be loved and lived. Don’t miss out this summer because you plan to be skinnier by next summer. Admit it – that’s our thing. And here is the other thing – and this one is a hard pill to swallow – we are wrecking each other. When we are hard on ourselves out loud – we could very well be hurting our sister next to us that is trying so hard to be better. I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t want to be responsible for making someone else less confident. I mean that is why we are, the way we are already. It’s a cycle that effing sucks that we are doing to ourselves. I hope this makes sense, but it is the issue. Someone out there – would LOVE to have your body – I swear that is true. So as much as you hate to feel bad when you see someone else looking good and maybe tearing themselves apart – don’t be that to another woman. So shut up. Quit being a judgemental bitch to yourself. Sorry that is some tough love. But what if for one summer – you wear the suit, you don’t overanalyze your body in the mirror or pictures, and be the inspiration too. Maybe the friend next to you desperately needs to see your confidence, even if it is hard as hell to do, to enjoy her summer too. We all, every one of us, hold the power. I mean, how glorious would it be to be with other women that is just enjoying themselves, not trying to hide, talking terrible about their body etc. and that is even if they show up??? WE HOLD THE POWER.
I will try them on and share the best ones I find if I know that I am not on this confidence chase alone. Can we do this? Message me that you are in…let’s call it the Summer Confidence Chasers…and I will share suits when y’all get me excited HA!
Sorry for the tough love – but we all need it. Me too. Our daughters deserve better.
So true! I’m struggling to find a swimsuit right now for our summer lake trip! I have some old 6 year old Faves but finding one that makes me feel confident like the other 2 have been a huge challenge. I’m in! I’m gonna wear the damn swimsuit and just own it.
Love this and yes!!
I am in!!! Thank you for this.