I want to take a minute to talk about #bodypositivity
this might be long winded but please stick with me... I know I’m not the most handsome chap, and I would say i’m big boned but big bones don’t jiggle😂 I’ve always felt unhappy with how I look and I was bullied through school, mainly name calling and being beaten up someone even once tried to set me alight once😮 all because of how I looked. The irony was that back then I was my my most skinniest, and my mental health was probably at its worst and I’ve never understood why I was like that with myself.
I filled my life with all sorts of negativity that i passed on to others, i was to busy worrying about what others thought about me even putting myself trying to impress the wrong people. i made my life a living hell and i did things that i regret and i understand why bridges where burned and friendships lost, i lost sight of who i was and buried myself in a persona that wasn’t really me.
So now I’m saying screw you to all the negativity I have previously put on myself. Screw you to all those who have increased that negativity inside of me. I look around now and I think to myself, I have a gorgeous girlfriend, an amazing son and another gorgeous little boy on the way, family who I’m proud to be a member of, and friends who I can trust and who make me laugh till I wet my pants. I’m now surrounded by people who help to knock any walls down, and start the building the bricks to help build one another up again but this time with a more positive outlook on life. I no longer look at myself and see what those other people thought of me, I now only look at myself in the mirror, and pay attention to how those who are important to me help me to see the best quality’s that they see. I see a father that can make his son laugh, a boyfriend that can make his girlfriend smile, and family and friends that love me for who I am and help me be better than I can be with a bright future before me. For this I will be forever grateful to see myself through the eyes of those who matter, and from now on feel more positive about my own body.
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