I Had an Epiphany

I Had an Epiphany

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything to the blog. This is not fiber art content, but something I wanted to share and I think some of you can relate to.

EPIPHANY: a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking.

I went shopping the other day to look for a dress for a wedding this summer. I tried on several. I grabbed a lot different styles and sizes. Now, when you are in a dressing room under bad lighting, you don’t feel great. Right? But, I told myself, no one looks great in these circumstances.

After several “noes,” I found a green dress — my favorite color. This dress was a size bigger than I normally wear. Or should I say, it was the correct size I should wear. It is cute. It is comfortable. It is me. Yes, it is larger, but so am I. I bought it along with a cute pair of sandals. It was a successful shopping trip.

On the way home, I started thinking about the size of the dress. In the past, I would spiral down a negative slide of self-loathing because of that little number on that little tag. Something clicked in my head, and out loud I said, “No. Stop, Becca.” At that moment, I stopped from spiraling down the negative self-esteem roller coster. I told myself that not only did I look cute in that dress, It was so dang comfortable. I could see myself enjoying the wedding wearing that dress — taking pictures, smiling and dancing with my family. That is what is most important. Living my life, not beating myself up because I have a stomach. Can anyone else relate?

Life is way too short for that silly number on a label to stop you from being happy and living life to the fullest!