If you were a caped crusader what color would you wear? Without a second thought my cape would be hot pink. But if that cape was in the cleaners, and I had to run and save a damsel in distress, I would choose the yellow one. My secret power would be Positivity and I’d write my way through sticky situations. Not unlike The Riddler, just without the jokes.
Seriously though, earlier this week when I walked across the sand to have my photos taken in this bathing suit, I felt more confident and comfortable in my skin than I’ve ever felt. I was able to leap over second glances of lowered dark sunglasses and confused looks in a single bound. I laughed out loud and let the wind carry my hearty giggles into the sea. I flew like a real life superhero.
Like so many of my less than confident sisters, I struggled with the beach for a long time. I loved the sound of the surf and waves. The afterglow of the sun’s kiss was beyond compare. But I lived in the typical world of body hatred and I didn’t want to go.
Like so many of my less than confident sisters, I went anyway and suffered on the inside. I pretended it was fine, even though it was anything but fine. I was all smiles and laughter and simultaneously silently wanting it to be over.
Like so many of my less than confident sisters I was losing time. Have you lost time like this too?
This is not an after picture. It’s not a story about losing weight and finding myself. It’s not even about learning to ignore the flaws and step out as a (BBW) big, beautiful, woman. Nope. It’s simply my story of letting go.
If and when you finally let go of all the negativity and self doubt and overly critical thoughts and the wondering if you are good enough, you get to fly like Supergirl. You realize that the sun will still rise and set despite your cleavageless chest or your thick thighs with no gap. The tide will come in and go out even if you don’t allow yourself the freedom to tease the shoreline with your bare feet. You understand that even if every single person on the beach takes a second look at the lines on your belly and indignantly wags their head at the size of your arms, they will probably forget by tomorrow. And if they don’t, that’s their problem. They should try getting a life.
Being You Is The New Black. It always matches. It always fits. It’s a classic that never goes out of style.
Time is not for wasting. And neither are you. Allow the bigness of your spirit to leave the deepest impact.
Allow yourself to…
🗝 Be Authentic.
🗝 Be Brilliant.
🗝 Be The Catalyst.
(Photos of shoot Chatone by Daria Wright, Emmy award winning celebrity stylist and photographer.) Contact: Glamologistpro
Chatone Morrison. Certified Life & Health Coach. Gifted Writer Creating Print & Video Content that Raises Confidence, Positivity, & Energy in Corporate Women and Business Owners. Self-Talk Shifter. Motivation Elevator. Catalyst.
Specializing in content creation for women-owned small businesses, Chatone Morrison is the Princess of Positivity® a highly creative, high energy, heart-led, coach, consultant, mentor, leader and excellence enthusiast. Chatone is absolutely passionate about helping her clients to script their unique brand story, systematize their message so they can confidently sell their services on and off line.
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