Body Image

Nowadays everyone is always worried about what they look like.

If they’re skinny enough. If they’re tall enough. If their clothes and makeup are perfect and expensive. But by the standards of the world it will never be “Good enough”.  What the world views as “Perfect” is Always changing.

Comparing yourself to the models in magazines and on billboards and getting upset that you don’t look like them is like comparing yourself to a Barbie doll and getting upset that you don’t look like it.barbie-doll-bodyBecause the pictures in magazines are just as fake as a barbie doll. Even if the article says “Look how comfortable this celebrity is with how they look.”  the picture is still digitally touched up to make them look skinnier or have a better complexion or something.

But just as I am saying you shouldn’t feel bad for not always looking perfect it doesn’t mean you must always wear a potato sack and look like a slob.

It’s good to look nice. It’s good to wear nice clothes, or do your hair, or wear a little makeup. If it makes you happy even better. But you shouldn’t compare what you look like after that to what others look like.

I want to go to beauty school. I want to learn how to do hair and makeup to make people look better. Not because I think they need lots of products to look nice, but because I know from experience that a good look can boast your confidence dramatically.

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Makeup and dressing up is fun. But it’s not everything. It is more important to be a good person than it is to look good. I have seen many told they are ugly without makeup, or that they wear too much makeup and look fake. If anybody says that to you then know it is not you that is wrong. They are wrong for not giving you a chance.

Love y’all

~Kat

Never Give Up

When we are little we are told we can do anything. That we can Be Anything. But as we get older we get shot down more and more. We end up getting told what we want to do is  Impossible or Impractical .

Why do people build other people up when they are young, only to tear them down when they get older?

Well, I say whatever you want to do, no matter how impossible or impractical they may be, (as long as they’re legal.) Then go for it! No matter how many times you may be turned down, or told you can’t do it Keep trying and never give up.

The Wright brothers were told Flying was impossible. But now we have Jets and Helicopters that can even fly at night.

Louisa May Alcott when she first tried to get one of her stories  published the publisher sent it back with a note that said “Stick too your teaching Miss Alcott you will never be a writer.” Now there are over 511 stories by her published.

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Many people were told they couldn’t do it. But they pushed through that and came out on top. You can too.

Keep your head up, and keep looking toward your goal You can come out on top.  You can FLY!

Love Y’all

~Kat

Blessings

We complain when things are not as we want, or as we expected. Sometimes  what we want  and what we need are two very different things.

You may have wanted to go to a concert but you  needed  to save your money for college, or a house.

You may have  wanted  to leave for something early, but couldn’t, and later found that if you had you would have been in that accident you just missed.

Things happen for a reason. whether or not you see the reason right now doesn’t matter. It may not be what you wanted, but  it will be for your good in the end.

Sometimes your blessings come through rain when you wanted sunshine.

“If you’re ever gonna find a silver lining
It’s gotta be a cloudy day
If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning
You’re gonna have to stand in the rain”

Kasey Musgraves “Silver lining.”

Love Y’All

Kat

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RELApse and failURE

“Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic,” the saying goes. The desire to drink is supposed to always be there. The taste and the buzz can be understandably attractive.

But, what is attractive about relapsing back into depression? What is comforting about a dark rabbit hole of despair? This is where I’ve spent the last few weeks. Oh! I’ve had my upswings, but there have been more dark moments. Feelings of jealousy, loneliness, and Failure.

I can blame Mercury Retrograde. That poor little planet gets blamed for everything, every three months, anyhow. I could blame the upcoming Full Moon or the summer months. Or, there might be nothing to blame. Some times a relapse just happens. In my case, I need to recharge and have down time every so often. If I don’t get it for a long time and finally get that rest, I crash. Relapse.

The best part, this time, is I know what’s happened. I started by downsizing my social media. I split myself into my business persona and my friends and family persona. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at classic movies, going into my yard, cleaning my house, listening to music, and swimming.

Yes, I still felt like a failure many times, because I knew I wasn’t updating this blog, my Facebook pages needed more attention than me clicking on the Share button, and I was starting to act like a turtle in a shell. Yet, no one around me knew this. My cranky moments could be blamed on tiredness or, “She’s just being that way.”

This week, I decided to make myself get back to work. It is a little easier when I’m listening to “Hang On, Little Tomato” and have a fluffy kitty sitting next to me. Because, I’m not a failure. It’s a minor relapse. I’ve been through much worse. No, I don’t enjoy it. (yes, someone once said I enjoy feeling emotionally drained and crappy)

As Dory says, “Keep swimming.” Some days, I just need a reminder. tumblr_ld6zic3hlZ1qf76m1o1_500-dory