Sunday, June 30, 2013

Baby Steps


































Baby Steps. Those are usually the words that I am silently whispering to myself when I'm reminded that fear takes time to overcome.  I'm sure this will sound silly but showing off my arms scares me. What scares me exactly? Well maybe it's the constant thought that I'll be judged.  Will people take note of my very much visible stretchmarks? or will they gawk at my jiggly arm fat?  I don't know but what I do know is I was never crazy about how I looked in anything sleeveless and had banished myself from wearing it. Yes even in the hottest of temperatures sleeveless was off limits for me.  It's something that I have carried from my younger years into my adult life.  As I've gotten older  (and by older I mean maybe a year or two ago.  Hey I said baby steps.) I've slowly entertained the idea of going sleeveless.  To some it may not seem like such a big deal and that some would be right but I'm taking steps into a space where I'm kinda ok with this sleeveless thing and that makes me smile.  I am learning and I am growing. Gotta love those baby steps.
















8 comments:

  1. I totally understand. I think every woman has something they have learned to embrace or accept about themselves. I have a few things, but that's life right. I think you look just great.

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    1. Thanks Sing! You are so right learning to embrace ourselves just as we are is what life is about.

      Shakiyla

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  2. OMG!! This is so me. I too battle with my arms. My upper arms have made me so angry over the yrs that I always wear 3 quarter sleeves or long sleeves. Notice I'm always in a blazer or cardigan, yup! Even in the summertime. Smh.. Then a few weeks ago I said enough of this I'm embracing me flaws, arm flab and all.. If I wanna wear a tank or short sleeve shirt, I will--- well.. A few times (baby steps) lol.. Congrats to you for taking the steps. Your arms look fab.. And you look good. You always do..

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    1. Yes girl, I can definitely relate. I am glad that you are taking your own steps and becoming comfortable in your skin. :)

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  3. You are Beautiful! And I love your outfit!
    What i have come to realize is that people generally don't recognize our blemishes unless WE point them out.
    Walk with confidence...Then YOU will be seen, not your blemishes!

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  4. We all have "something" but you're right...baby steps (and patience). You look fabulous!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  5. So proud of you taking this first step. I'm learning to embrace things I am self conscious about. It's hard but once you do you can feel another chain being broken.

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  6. You look great! I love your outfit. The first step is always the hardest and I can relate to you on so many levels.

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