I’ve started waking up extra early, take my time and do full make-up. Contouring, smoky eye, the works.
And though vanity is something I got to keep in check, I’ve noticed I feel better about myself when I take time for myself.
Also another big confidence booster was getting rid of all the clothes that didn’t fit my body and lifestyle.
Y’all know how liberating it is to go in your closet and know everything fits in the most flattering way? To be able to focus on color and pattern- not size.
It’s like having a little shop just for my frame. Everything is size Rae! Yay!
But it’s really not about clothes. Or wearing the latest and greatest. It’s about knowing my value and dressing myself like I’m worth the time and effort.
Cuz I totes am.
For all my shapely sisters out there, God didn’t make you from a cookie cutter. You are uniquely beautiful.
To keep this post short like my attention span, I’ma slap a Bible verse on it and close.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. (Galatians 3:26-27)
I like to think being clothed with Christ doesn’t include a muffin top lol (:
Like I mentioned in Reality Check, Mah Ninja, I’m going through a period of identity transformation.
I’ve never been good at fashion. My whole life was sweats and tees to hide the ol’ jelly belly. Then I lost weight. From there, if I could get it around the middle, would wear it.
So my closet was a smorgasbord of “why do you still own this?!” type of clothing that once defined my life.
But I’m a new creature in Christ and need to clothe myself accordingly.
Which is why I’m getting rid of anything lifestyle inappropriate or too small. Unfortunately, most items I’ve gone through are both. 😦
These past two weeks, I’ve been in an episode. For those unfamiliar with the term, an “episode” is when depression-prone individuals fall into a temporary bout of darkness.
I’m finally clawing my way back out. And let me just say, this last episode was something severe. Anyway, the Lord saw me through it. As use.
Now that I’m a bit more clear-headed, I want to share some of the activities that are helping me out of this pit of pity and hopelessness: