I Am A Dork

“A dork is someone who can be themselves and not care what anyone thinks.” – Urbandictionary.com 

Ummmmm….if this is the definition of a dork, sign me up! This is what I strive for every day in my life, and it’s what I try to teach my kids to do. Because, if we are always worried what others think, how can we ever figure out who we really are?

Yesterday when I was browsing Facebook, I came across an article about regular women putting on Victoria’s Secret swimsuits and mimicking the poses in the catalog. It was kind of humorous, and kind of refreshing. 

Admittedly, swimsuits are not my favorite article of clothing. Every year, I search for a suit that is just right…it needs to be cut high enough on the thighs that my legs don’t look like sausages, not too revealing (I’m a mom…), comfortable so that I can play with my kids and not worry about constantly having to readjust, and just all around flattering. This “search” for the perfect suit has been going on for about 15 years. I’m not kidding. Every year I try on a million suits, and settle for one that’s not totally awful, but I never love it. Until this year…

I finally found a suit that I love! But, what I think may have actually happened is that I’m finally comfortable in my own skin. I really don’t think my body is that much different than in the past, but I just don’t care anymore. It is what it is, and I realize that all of us women are the same. Maybe 0.5% of us actually look like those girls in the Victoria’s Secret magazines, and I’m not one of them! But that’s okay 🙂

Who I am is someone who loves me. Do I love the cellulite on my thighs? Nope. But it’s part of this package that makes up who I am, so I’ll take it. 

I want to be a dork, 100% of the time. 

And as long as I’m happy with myself, that’s all that matters.

Sparkle.Pounce.Be a dork.


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