(Thoughts from a plus-sized girl.)
Sometimes the insecurities that come with being overweight/curvy/thick/full-figured, etc. can be challenging. Not everyone has a rapid metabolism, thin genetics, or the will-power to cut out junk food. Some people exercise regularly but are naturally heavier and still have good health reports from their annual check-ups. So, why is society heavily focused on the sizes of our bodies?
I’ve been reflecting lately on my size and what it means to be content with who I am today. I am SO.MUCH.MORE than plus-sized.
I like to focus on the other positives about myself—some of which can be summed up in a collection of different ‘P’ words.
Anyone who knows me will attest that I exude passion. Perhaps it’s the fiery red-headed spirit of mine that drives me, but anything that I find joy in, I put my whole heart into it.
On occasion, I will have a down day where I’m not my usual peppy self. But for the most part, I am a very positive person who likes to see the bright side of life.
To accompany my positive spirit and passionate personality, I tend to think I’m a pleasant person to be around. Most of the time…
I am most definitely not perfect, which is why you won’t see a ‘P’ for perfect on this list. But I am indeed a procrastinator. However, I do believe I have perfectly mastered the art of procrastination.
Each day I make it a point to tackle specific goals from my to-do list. By being purposeful with how I spend my time, it helps me become more productive & joyful.
I LOVE people! I am 100% an extrovert and I thrive on socializing with others. It often gets me off-track from my daily goals but nothing brings me more joy than talking with other people.
I’m a weirdo. I’m goofy and silly. I’m loud and often eccentric. It keeps life interesting to be peculiar. It’s not a bad thing in my opinion.
I started learning piano in second grade from my mother. To this day I still play and also teach others how to play. It’s something I greatly enjoy. (DART Studio
I love singing in front of a crowd! Combining my love for performing and my peculiar nature, my career as a children’s entertainer (Rockin’ Red Music
) was a great decision!
Being creative is a highlight for me and I love being able to do what I enjoy. (DART Studio
I would go to any extreme necessary to protect my family from harm. I’m a mama bear that wants my children to have a safe and happy life.
This is a tough one for me to write because I’m not a boastful person by nature. However, if I sit down and think about it, I am indeed proud of myself and everything I have accomplished in my life thus far. I work every day to set an example and leave a legacy for my children. For that, I am proud.
Enough about me. Back to the moral of this post…I am more than just my size.
If you are reading this and can relate, I hope you will find some words that describe yourself without focusing on your size. It’s important to discover contentment and learn to love yourself—just as you are.
I love all of these P words that describe who I am, but there are two P’s that mean more to me than anything. They are nestled inside the word HaPPy.
Owner of DART Boutique* & DART Studio
*I created DART Boutique as a place for women of all shapes and sizes to find cute, comfortable and affordable clothing options. I hope you enjoy browsing our collection of items and find something that brings you joy!