Friday, January 20, 2012

Small town girl with big thoughts this mornin.

Lawdee dawdee da...lawdee dawdee down...I'm a small town girl makin it in a...SMALL TOWN.
K. Sorry. That's what has been going through my head this mornin! No big city for this girl- although I told my hubby last night that it sounds romantic or exciting or imagine what a country girl like me would feel "making it" in New York or PARIS (!). But then again, what is "making it" ??? I guess that is relative. To me, I am MAKING IT now! This year has been Crazy Blessed- thank you LORD for proving to me that the visions you have given me over the past 5 years were meant for me specifically, after I put in the work, the tears, and the dedication.
This picture showed up on my facebook feed this morning, and I felt a twinge to talk about it with y'all:
Ok. I want to first put out a disclaimer. I do not know for sure if the gals listed in the top row are naturally thin like that (as some gals are!) so I will not be putting them down. That would be hypocritical, as the point I hope to make is that we are all so very very different that all shapes should be appreciated for the unique works of art they are. One could very well argue that their shape isn't like ANY of the 8 gals, so where does that leave them? And I say that leaves you unique. It leaves you exactly YOU.
But to go along with what I believe the creator of this picture is saying, is that the "ideal" shape for a woman has changed so dramatically in the last 50 years that the shape that was much more natural, or curvy, or lets face it: FLUFFY is no longer. Except in a few cases in Hollywood (kim k, j.lo) it seems these curves are seen as "plus size" and these gals are somehow put in the category of being brave that they would shock of all shocks- actually embrace their curves!!
My point? In my ideal world (I imagine this all in my head- a land of such diverse bodies and shapes and absolutely no judgement...) there would be no terms like "Plus size" or "Ideal weight" because they are such obtuse words if you sit and think about it! At what point to we all decide this gal is now over the threshold of minus to Plus? Odd if you think about it. And ideal weight? Ideal to whom? Can ya see my bones, cuz they may be some substantial bones! :D
SO! I get what the person who posted this was trying to portray, and I do absolutely support fluff because that is what I believe God created woman to have- soft spots for her family to land on. But, moreover, find your sweet spot that is uniquely YOU- where you feel healthy, where you know you belong, and step out in the confidence that you are exactly how you are supposed to be.