Today is the second outing of a challenge that I thought up a while ago now. I was so happy with the first posting went out last month. Just a wave of women putting up photographs of themselves that they felt great in. I found the posts really inspiring and couldn't wait for this month.
Here is the premis of the challenge:
You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped? This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".
We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful.
For today's photograph I am using something that was taken a couple of years ago on a girl's night out. I chose this one in particular to highlight the example of what confidence levels can do for you.
When this photograph was taken, I hated it. All I could see were the faults. I was completely focused on my arms which I don't like, my left eye which looked wonky, my breasts which looked weird. These are all the reasons why I told my friend I didn't want it uploaded anywhere. She told me I was crazy.
Roll on two years and I found this photo again, discarded in my Not Uploading file. I look at it now and I don't see all the faults that I once did. I see me, looking happy and you know what? I think I look good. So today it's going on my Facebook profile picture.
Times change, for the better.
Please check out the other lovely ladies in this challenge.