On Accepting Myself

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I’ve been sitting on these photos for a while because I loved how awesome they came out (thanks to the amazing Elena) and I wanted to use them for a post about personal style and what it means to me.
It then became a post about the loss of motivation I’ve had recently, even though I’m much happier than I’ve been for a while.
Basically, this post has gone through a lot of different stages, none of which have ended up more than a few lines.
Instead, on reviewing the photos, I had a few thoughts. These ranged from how much I love them and how cool I think this (almost entirely Topshop) outfit is, to all the personal issues I have with my own body and the flaws I notice about myself.
I notice the cellulite on my legs, the weird dented scar on my thigh I’ve had since I was a baby, the flab on my arms and the way my stomach sticks out. I notice all these things that nobody else would, because they are issues that came to light as an insecure teenager which will take work to dissipate as I grow. I notice all these things because they are things I have been told are imperfections, and things the media makes us believe aren’t attractive.
I notice them, but I’m not letting them affect me. Or at least, I’m trying. I have a rocky relationship with my body, as do most people I know.
The older I get, the more in touch I’m becoming with my personal style and that is something which helps, a lot. For me, dressing in something I’m comfortable in and I like the way I look in helps me accept the many flaws I know exist about myself.
My personal relationship with myself has never been the best, but it’s getting somewhere. I no longer refuse to wear crop tops because I’m scared people will see my midriff. I wear baggy mom jeans because I like the style, not because I’m trying to hide the size of my thighs any more.
I wear corset shorts and sheer tops because I love how they look and make me feel, despite the worries I have.
It’s not easy, but these days I have more good days than bad days, and I’m really happy about that.

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I’m slowly working on accepting myself and it feels good. How do you deal with personal issues with your body?