“Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence instead is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.”
This blog is the story of how I became the woman I am today.
Starting from the beginning where I had no confidence in myself in any aspect of my world.
Sir has made it very clear to me over the years that it is me that is beautiful, and this is not reliant on the body that I live in. This has been backed up by leaving the man who stripped me of my self worth, building friendships with wonderful, loving people and learning to feel comfortable in my own skin. Completely by accident this blog has developed me in ways I never would have considered possible. With photo memes aplenty this space has been a place for me to appreciate the beauty in others, and to start to actually SEE myself.
Over the last (almost) 3 years I have lost 7 stone. Just a gentle reduction in my weight, healthy changes. I had stopped noticing my size, instead learning to love myself inside my body rather than the packaging. Imagine my surprise when I started to notice a woman in shop windows, mirrors and photographs and realised that she was me!
While it is nice to be liked, my confidence comes from a place of not worrying if I have to face the world alone.
I’ve done it before, and look what happened!