Mirror mirror on the wall….

I wasn’t comfortable with myself when I was a size 2 or when I was a size 4.  When I turned 36 the dreaded metabolism changed and now my size is between a 6 or 8, sometimes even a 10, depending on the brand.  Shopping is no longer a good time, and my new friends the DD’s make it worse.  There is such a fine line out there in the fashion world, kinda like walking a tightrope.  I cringe at the women my age or older who look like they borrow clothes from their teenagers.  I can’t stand clothes that are tight and show off the new found back fat and the not so jolly muffin top. I will not hide under tents either, no frumpy mom syndrome for me.  I must do a semi decent walk on that tightrope because I think I get more attention now than I did when I was in my twenties.  Maybe it’s because I am starting to get more comfortable in my own skin.  I was in one of my new found stores today and while trying on one of the cutest shirts I have found in a while, the sales associate asks me ” You wear our clothes so well, we have a fashion show next month will you model for us?”  Ok, well there’s another first, that has definitely never happened before.   Me in front of people, not so comfortable with that. Don’t get me wrong I can and have taught crafting classes with a lot of people in my class, but to have people really looking at me, not so sure about that.  I said yes and have a month to get over my nerves and face my fears.  It looks like that is my theme for my forties, well at least the first year and a half of it…facing my fears.

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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4 Responses to Mirror mirror on the wall….

  1. Good luck on your fashion show! I’m sure that you have more confidence in yourself than you know!

    • Thank you very much:)! I hope you’re right, I found out today it’s part of the whole malls fashion show. Breathe, that is what I keep telling myself, hopefully I will survive.

  2. Jean says:

    You are right. The more comfortable you are in your skin, the more attention you will receive. And love your size. No one can tell you what size you will be in the future. It is possible you will long for the days of 6 or 8 and the sometimes 10. Celebrate yourself today. I am 50, and know what of I speak . . . Whose body is this anyway?

    • I know you are right, but it is still hard sometimes. I have always felt bigger than I am and now I look back and wonder what in the world was I thinking! I’m working on it though!

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