Then I started to think about pictures in general. How many times do we have to "capture the moment" before we get it right? Someone always wants a redo. Seriously. I know I've been guilty of it. For instance, every time my girlfriends took a group selfie in South Carolina I swore my upper arms grew 2 inches. They all know I spend a good part of most days doing chatarungas-I've earned those arms- I should be proud they could fill more than half the frame. Okay, a slight exaggeration, but you get my point. True story....I stayed to the outside- easier to crop. I'm fairly satisfied with my physique, what do I care if I look like I have She-Ra Princess of Power, or better yet, my grandmother's arms? By the way- some of my best hugs were in those arms. It just simply doesn't makes sense.
Why do I post all this? Because. I love everything about THIS article...THIS movement...and what it is trying to remind us. I could go off on how technology, though wonderful, has made us overly critical. It has harmed our "self-worth." Take a moment to read it! I'm definitely going to share it with my teen daughter!!
We are good enough today. One picture, the first picture, is enough. No filter. No re-dos. No judgement. We should quit trying to capture the perfect moment and just live in it instead! It's already exactly what it is supposed to be. Try to stop chasing a different version of yourself- that's my #goal! Self-acceptance is necessary before we can truly be the healthiest versions of ourselves.
The sun is out in the Mitten. Time to go and earn another dot!!
Taking care of me.
Take care of you!