I discovered this heartbreaking story via Theadora and it’s a must read in my book. It’s a cautionary tale for all young women struggling with their weight and happiness. I wrote last week about how amazing I felt at my pool party, running around in my bathing suit. I also wrote about how horrified I was looking at the pictures from that day. I had the exact opposite experience in Fire Island this weekend. I didn’t want to walk around without my cover-up on. I watched all the young, skinny girls around me frolicking in bikinis, drinks in hand, without a care in the world.
The truth of the matter is, I could be twenty pounds lighter and still feel the same way. In fact, I have been twenty pounds lighter and still felt the same way. Only I have the power to make myself happy. Love myself and others will follow. After tearfully reading the article, I reaffirmed my belief that thinking negatively about myself is a HUGE waste of time.
Just like clockwork this Sheryl Crow song came on my Pandora and clearly I burst into tears. I’m so emo today.