Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My New Favorite Website: Operation Beautiful

The mission of Operation Beautiful is to post anonymous notes in public places for other women to find. The point is that WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL. You are enough... just the way you are!

So, Operation Beautiful got me thinking about me and my body and whether or not I'm "beautiful." I came to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter if I'm "traditionally" beautiful, my family and friends love me for who I am. I guess the saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is certainly true. I'm short, definitely could loose a few pounds but overall, I'm happy with my body and who I am today. I like the journey I've taken and don't really have any body hang-ups. It is what it is.
I'm blind as a bat, I had a sprinkle of freckles over my nose when I was a little girl, I was really bow-legged in middle school and my early high school years and I think one eye is slighter bigger than the other one.
I have good hair days and I have bad hair days (hence my love for hats!). I have skinny days and I have fat days. I love my feet, I love my boobs and I like the color of my eyes. I used to have really nice hands before I got married and had kids and indulged in weekly manicures. Now my hands tend to be a little on the dry side thanks to the harsh chemicals associated with motherhood (I am the bleach QUEEN).
I've given birth to two beautiful daughters and have the c-section scars to prove it. I've had a breast biopsy and have the scar on my right breast to remind me every day to live in the moment. I have a scar on my forehead from when I was very, very little and fell down a hill at a picnic (long story but the scar reminds me of my godfather, my Uncle Zip, every time I put my make-up on). After the birth of both of my girls I experienced SEVERE hyper-pigmentation on my face and had horrible dark patches for years and years whenever I stepped foot in the sun.

I don't diet per se but try to eat healthy. I don't get as much exercise as I'd like but I'm a good mom and a good wife and I take care of my family. If I had to choose between exercising my mind or exercising my body, I'd definitely choose a good book over a good run on the treadmill any day.

2 comments:

TaDa said...

very nice

Andrea (ace1028) said...

First of all, I absolutely LOVE this website. Second, I had to follow you once I read your profile. We're like separated at birth. Where are you from and how come we haven't crossed paths before? ;)



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