The last week of the year is like the big sha-bang. There is a lot to do with a small amount of time. You can choose one of two ways to handle it: crumble under the stress — or adapt.
It’s like running. When I run in a race I always try and finish strong no matter how much I struggle between start and finish. It’s all about digging deep and pushing through the “I can’t go any further” and “am I going to puke?” moments. I wish I was kidding, but I honestly feel like that is how this week is going to be.
And if it all starts to feel too heavy I will breathe, find a new way to carry it all, and remember the rule of KISS: Keep It Simple Sweetheart.
‘Um… Skinny jeans anyone? Neva been worn, obviously. Woooowie. I aint nooo skinny white girl, as you can see. Heylurrr curves’ -Me on January 10, 2010
I’m going through all of my clothes I’m finding jeans I can’t even remember fitting into. So I’m putting them in the ‘Donate’ pile with a smile on my face. I want to get back to the accepting mindset I had in January when I posted this picture. I just want to remember that it’s not about what size you wear but how you wear it. I’m excited to say goodbye to size 0 and hello to whatever my curves feel best in. It’s not about being the skinniest girl, it’s about being the happiest girl. XOXO
1 [ intrans. ] (of a substance) lose moisture and turn to a fine powder upon exposure to air.
• (of salts) come to the surface of brickwork, rock, or other material and crystallize there.
• (of a surface) become covered with salt particles.
2 reach an optimum stage of development; blossom : simple concepts that effloresce into testable conclusions.
efflorescence |-ˈresəns| noun
ORIGIN late 18th cent.: from Latin efflorescere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + florescere ‘begin to bloom’ (from florere ‘to bloom,’ from flos, flor- ‘flower’).