I just had a very difficult conversation.
A new friend saw THIS picture of me, taken about 7 years ago:
Of course, as you all know, THIS is what I look like now:
Yes, there have been some changes. No, I’m not thrilled about all of them.
Nevertheless, I think I’m a pretty lovely human being and sexy in my own right.
So it was hard to hear someone say, “The images that you showed me – from a few years back – you looked dramatically different.”
“Did you have a major health issue?” he asked.
The answer, of course, is YES.
I did have a health crisis which is over now.
But the medications I’m on to manage my illness themselves cause health problems.
It’s a double edged sword.
I suppose I could feel bad about the conversation.
In the end, I opted to take it at face value, a friend telling another friend that he was in her corner when it comes to being healthy.
The truth is, what I look like is the LEAST of what makes me beautiful.
So whether I’m a size 14 or a size 24, I’ll always feel happy with who I am.