It’s a tried and true story – the chubby girl growing up in this skinny world. Nothing I ever did was good enough for my mother. The teasing was ever-present. The labels became more and more devastating the heavier I became.
I covered the damage with a good deal of bravado and an awful lot of pretending so I would fit in and find some acceptance. And I am REALLY good at it! Most people have no idea that I have so little confidence.
The problem with all the covering is that I don’t know who I am anymore. I don’t know what I like – what my passions truly are – even what clothes I really prefer to wear!
I’m entering a new chapter ih my life; I’ve decided to have weight loss surgery. In order to be successful, I have to figure out who I am – so that on the other side of this journey, I can focus on bringing to the world the “me” God planned!
So, this May – I’m focusing on being Authentic – and part of that focus is a journey into my soul to find out what authentic looks like on me!
Watch out, World! It’s a brand new day!!!