For the first time in my life, I find myself beautiful. My appearance has changed dramatically, both my face and my body.
But more importantly, my mind has changed. I can accept myself, flaws and all. I don’t need to be perfect to be worthy of love.
My outlook has changed on so many levels. I now understand that I need to feel my emotions, even when they are painful. I need to be present and honest with myself as much as possible. I know now that the pain of sadness is cleansing and avoiding it by drinking or overeating is damaging in the long term. The pain passes much more quickly when I allow myself to feel it fully.
My life is not easy. I suspect noone’s is. But I know that it is up to me to make the best of what I have, be it my family, my money, or my body.
There is nothing more freeing than feeling comfortable with yourself. I no longer hide from cameras or avoid reuinions with those I haven’t recently seen. I no longer feel uncomfortable getting up in front of people. I feel positively exhilarated.
I want you to know, if you are reading this, you can change yourself both physically and mentally. The trick is to give it time. Make new habits. They feel strange at first, but the human ability to adapt is endless. All you really need is time. You are worth it.