So there has been a significant spike in views to my blog lately. Most of those views are going straight to my post from November 16, 2010 titled Helping to Shape the Idea of Pretty. This week alone; 694 visits to that post. Most of those (if not all) were from various search topics. The main search components were about plus size modeling. This post continues to make me re-evaluate how I look at myself, how I look at other people, how I want to raise our child(ren)
I have mixed feelings about the increased traffic. On one hand, how exciting so many are finding their way to my site. On the other, the “searchers’ are probably looking for some thing more than what my post can provide. Being a curious cat, I took to the various search engines. Using the same search terms from my Stat page, I never found the link to my blog. After 15+ pages, the ladies (gents?) who are researching the topic of plus size modeling are looking for some serious answers if they went deep enough to find my page. I am pretty sure the answers are NOT in my posts.
After several drafts, I am still unsure of the direction I want this post to take
- Do I want to re-iterate our hopes of helping our child(ren) shape a broad view of what pretty can be?
- Do I hope the new visitors enjoy my post, even if it wasn’t that they thought? Hope they come away with positive feelings?
- Are these even the points that I want to make?
People have a tendency to be snarky, mean, hateful, even downright cruel about how others look. I will confess to having been one of “Those People.” Guessing you have to? I’ve found when I am my worst it’s because I am feeling inadequate about my body. It’s a domino effect; I feel bad about myself, to feel better I am going to make you feel worse.
This year I am making peace with my body. Finding peace with my shape. Finding peace with being okay no matter what shape I am. Part of the peace comes with a little enlightenment:
- If we can’t feel good about our bodies, how can we teach our kid(s) to have a positive body image?
- There are several things about myself I like: My smile, my laughter (I have been told “you have a very healthy laughter”), my legs (especially in heels), and my positive attitude.
- The Daddy loves me no matter what I look like
I have been asked; “If you could make your body look like anyone who would it be?” My choice for the longest time has been Cheryl Burke from Dancing with the Stars. She is fit, but still real looking. Her body shape doesn’t seem out the realm of possibility. I am aware it takes a lot of work to be in that good of shape, but if I could wake up one day with my body shape of choice it would like hers.
So I guess the overall feeling I want you leave with, POSITIVITY. Feel good about yourself. Find those attributes about yourself you like, even love. Look at the things you like less and find a way to accept them. Take those positive feelings and use them for good; teach your kids about healthy body images (lead by example), instead of criticizing complement some one. When you project a positive, confident attitude others will want to be like you. You can influence a healthy change without even knowing it.
I challenge you to practice POSITIVITY. Make a conscious effort to find the positive in as many situations as you can. They say it takes 30days to form a new habit…just think of the possibilities! Take 30days to form a positive habit, which becomes a lifetime positive habit, and that has nothing but, well…POSITIVE results.
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