Day 26 of 30
Day 26 of 30
As an experiment, I’m posting real photos of my real body, every day for 30 days… Right now, I’m feeling free, fun and beautiful!
Things I’ve found since beginning this experiment:
💎The mirror is a place to brush my teeth, to twist my long locks up into my Brooke-bun, to add makeup, or to wash it away. It’s for making sure I like the look of my shirt with my shorts… it’s for peace & even smiling.
💎Social invitations are no longer panic-inducing. I’m far more likely than before to accept an invite & to walk into any room with confidence.
💎It’s easier to laugh at myself. I’m willing to look foolish in the name of fun or adventure & that’s never been easy for me!
💎Shopping can be fun (again)…
➡️I’ve avoided it for fear things being too small, having to face myself in the mirror, or to face the unfamiliar size on the clothing labels.
➡️Entering @bohemiangrooveonthemoveyesterday I was instantaneously drawn to a rack filled with beautiful dresses… Brittany & Skye pulled a few playful pieces for me - the first one was amazing, but simply didn’t fit. It wasn’t fun for the first thing I tried on to be too small… but I was like “thank you, next!” & tried on the next beautiful item.
➡️Some didn’t fit. Some fit but didn’t look great.
➡️Then, I pulled this soft, sexy, cut-out black dress over my head… I slipped through the curtains and stood before the mirror - the four of us knew immediately, THIS was THE dress.
➡️I walked outside & danced in the street for photos… something 28 days ago Brooke would have felt embarrassed to do!
➡️I begrudgingly changed back to my clothes… after feeling so great in the dress I had to ask what the price was - but I found the owner had already placed it into a bag for me… She GIFTED 🥰 me the dress & shared how much fun it was for her to be a part of this journey & to see me find something that made me feel so beautiful. I was humbled & beyond excited to take this gorgeous dress home with me!
💎If you’re still reading this, will you be a gem of human & let me know how this experiment has impacted YOU? I’d love to compile a list for tomorrow’s caption! Thanks so much for indulging me and sharing your experience!