Well it’s day 17 in the “30 Days About Me Series” we are half way done. I have been a bad host and not commented the last few days due to kids being sick and now it’s hit me. I *think* I am getting over it so I hope to visit all the blogs participating from here on out and comment away.
Today’s prompt is “What is/are your insecurities? What are some things about yourself you are proud of you want to shout it from the mountaintop?” The original prompt was just the first but I am not one who likes to focus on just the negative when there is positive all around. So I added the second part, to make sure we remember the positive.
For me, my insecurity is my body. I wrote a post “No Body Is Perfect: My Struggles With Body Image” a few years ago in hopes that someone who felt like I did would benefit from it. I wish I could say I was over my issues, but I often wonder if I ever will be. At 123 pounds I weigh more now than I ever have in my life and it seems all the “fluff” goes right to my belly and love handles. When I look in the mirror I glance away quickly because the longer I look the more I will point out that is wrong with me.
I will break down in tears, get angry and react in a way more often than not, that is not normal for most people. Usually you just look to see if the outfit you are wearing looks good and that’s that. Not me, I look over every inch to see how the clothing sits. When I leave the house there is always something on the forefront of my mind wondering what people are thinking when they see my belly? I can say I am not where I was years ago because I won’t stop eating, start smoking to curb my appetite, or take diet pills. I do wish I could be comfortable in my own skin the way it is though. So definitely my body is my biggest insecurity. With my parenting following a close second, sometimes I feel like I am not a great parent and I could do things so much better, but that is a whole other blog post.
I am proud to be a born again Christian! I am proud that I from the beginning I have an open mind and heart. If you come into my life I trust you from the start. I am a wonderful friend. I love with everything I have in me. My husband, kids, extended family and friends can atest to this. I am usually a pretty happy person and one to try to look at the bright side of things. My eyes, I love my eyes. I used to hate them but as I get older I love my freckles, maybe it’s because my kids are starting to get them that I appreciate their beauty.
Those are just a few things on my lists. Link up your Day 17 post below and if you aren’t a blogger and want to join in do so in the comments. What are some of your insecurities and great things!?
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