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This is the post where I bare it all. No, not like that. But the one where I eat my feelings (literally), cry a whole lot as I type, and then hopefully, eventually, start seeing things in a new light.
But first, here's a pretty drink. And it's healthy too. And, you'll find the recipe down below ... way down below.
For as long as I can remember I've tried to blend into the background, to not be in the spotlight, and have nobody look at me. While girls out there are clamoring for others to take photos of them as social media becomes more visual with selfies, and fashion, and beauty bloggers, I'm always the one behind the camera. Always in control of how (or if) I'm seen. And while I always read the articles (and nod in agreement) about how partners should photograph each other with the kids so that the kids (and you) have memories of being together, I've only ever been the one doing that. I've secretly wished someone would capture a moment of me with my children, one that I wasn't ashamed of, one where I looked pretty, one that could be framed, but then the once or twice a moment was captured I looked at myself and made sure that photo never saw the light of day. Ever! And I went back to being behind the camera because that's where I've always felt I belong. And, please, don't get me wrong it's not that I think everybody should be thin. In fact, that's far from the truth. Some of the most beautiful women in the world are a plus size. They are simply stunning and I often wonder why can't I look as strong and beautiful as they do.