Saturday, November 7, 2009
I want to thank everyone for the overwhelmingly positive response to my Boobies or Bust post yesterday. I made every attempt to write that post with humor and positivity, because it's important to me for you to understand that I don't hate my boobs. They're fine. They're there. They kind of bug me but they're not like a giant life problem. However, I love the rest of my body, and I want to love it all.
I am definitely not the type of person to stand in the mirror and obsess over my "huge thunder thighs" or "cellulite city saddle bags." I try not to participate in those young-womanish conversations that come up so often in my group of friends. Talking about parts of your body that you're uncomfortable with is fine, but using such self-deprecating words only makes the wound bigger - and no longer just physical.
I thought, after a post like that, we should probably share our FAVORITE body parts - rather than focusing on the ones that are sort of so-so.
I love my hair. LOVE it. It's dark and swirly and out of control. It does what it wants, when it wants - just like me.
My arms and my shoulders carry the weight of so much in this world. My work, my family, myself. I challenge them to lift more than they want to, to the point of shaking, but they always comply. They are strong, sculpted and oh-so-sexy.
So PLEASE indulge me. What's your favorite part of you?