Today's my birthday and I'm taking this time to celebrate me!
My dad once told me - you come into the world with nothing but yourself and you will leave the same, what you do while you're here will all be a memory, at the end of the day, all you have is you, so love yourself first.
I know sometimes I have a hard time doing this.
As the norms of beauty continue to be questioned I stand tall beside women who embrace themselves - but I'd be lying if I told you I felt beautiful every time I looked in the mirror. I remember sitting with a group of friends who were discussing workouts, and I shied away from the conversation. Although I was going to the gym about 5 times a week (3x Spinning and 2x Zumba + my daily yoga practice) along with eating a colourful healthy diet - I am not a size 6 and felt I didn't look the part to fit into this conversation. I felt embarrassed. This was not the first time I felt this way but after that day I thought - enough. I'm choosing to celebrate exactly who and how I am today. I know there is going to be an aunt or someone that will make a snarky comment - but guess what? I don't care, I can't care anymore! Because at the end of the day this will all be memory and I want to leave this world with laughter and fun. I don't want to miss life, waiting to be a perfect size. I can't and I refuse to. So today for my birthday wish I want you to celebrate you, exactly how you are - beautiful in every way. A special thank you to Pure Studios for this incredible picture. You shed light on my beauty and show me how hot I can be! xoxo