Day 22: What Do You Think Others Like About Your Personality?
The most rewarding aspect in my journey toward body acceptance has been the private messages I have received from the many beautiful women in my life. I receive a lot of encouragement from them, a lot of praise for being open about my body, and compliments on how great I look. “You look great! Have you lost weight?!”, or “I love your pictures!” Yes, I have lost some weight, but what I appreciate the most is my outlook on life. I believe that the world is my oyster, if I want to put it in the simplest of terms. Along with the admiration comes personal stories of self-doubt, hurt, pain, and failure. I believe that it is in this moment when I encourage them, reciprocate the compliment, listen, and empathize with them that my personality comes through like a beacon.
There is no hidden agenda. There is no façade. When I say you are beautiful and you are worthy of adoration, this is the truth. I am present with you in that moment because it’s important for me to uplift other women, not bring them down. I truly do care about your journey and know that it is not easy to gain this kind of confidence. I have my days, really bad days. I hurt myself, criticize myself, bully myself, and put myself in that dark place again. I’m here to offer you a ray of hope to see your way out of that dark place. I can’t do the work for you, it would be detrimental to your personal journey.
I would have to say this is one aspect of my personality others like. Perhaps the women in my life don’t see it that way, and that’s fine. I cannot speak for their experience or encounter with me. I can only speak for my experience when I promote positive body image, self-care, self-love, and healing. I like to believe people find me caring, compassionate, and kind. At least, that is what I am striving for.
Since this challenge is about perception, how do you perceive me? If you know me personally as a friend, family member, or acquaintance, how do you see me? If you follow my blog, what do you think about my messages?
XOXO Chica Rosita