This year is for Me
For many of us, the New Year represents many new opportunities, a chance to start over, a time in which we can make new goals & set out to accomplish them. Instead of focusing on losing weight or starting a new diet, I want to focus on the journey of self-love & being mindful in how I define myself.
My Journey to #SelfLove
Self-Love is something that I am learning to embrace every day, beginning from the moment I get dressed in the morning to how I feel about myself when I attend an event for work, business or loved ones. Women are constantly held to a societal standard of “perfection” especially on social media, such as Instagram, or in magazines such as Vogue. Every year we have all been guilty of watching, applauding or hearing about Victoria’s Secret runway show seeing women who are infinitely skinny as they are beautiful. Then most often than not, the question that most women ask themselves is ” Why can’t I look like them?” or “Why doesn’t my body look like that in lingerie?” without knowing we begin to subconsciously judge ourselves.
I decided to begin this journey of sharing my story & of #SelfLove to inspire many of you who share this common struggle & pain. I want to stop saying ” I need to lose weight,” & ” I’m not good enough” & empower women to believe in the power of changing how they view themselves.
I want women to stop being defined by societal norms, to stop thinking about losing weight in order to feel “beautiful” & stop feeling like they have to be a size 6 or 8 to fit in.
Find the beauty in owning your size & who you are as a woman.
Although this may be the most vulnerable part of my life that I am sharing, I no longer want to look through my clothes & disregard how I feel about myself anymore. I want to share this journey with you & begin a 365-day journey of #selflove.
Stop viewing the word “fat” as something negative & use it to empower one another.
With love from your #gordita, That Fat Latina Blogger