MOON

also this one… I have been wrangling with a lot of body issues lately (always) and while it is a tussle I really don’t love spending energy on, it still comes up. Patting myself on the back because when i sat down for a facial today (a few hours after getting off a red eye) the woman said to me you look good, you look fresh, have you put on weight? And I was like… ummm… maybe? And she said, people say it like it’s a bad thing, but really your face doesn’t look very good when you’re too thin. And even though part of me was like “she said I gained weight! To my face?!?! 😵” Another part of me is quietly cheering myself on, because that kind of thing could have toppled my whole day… instead I just thought, “okayyy… calm down ali, it was meant as a compliment and also, it’s kinda fun having a bum… so whatever,” and I got on with my day with my tight jeans and my glowing skin just fine. I guess the moral of the story is, I am more nourished in my soul now, and am coming back to a place where i can nourish my body better too. I just want to be healthy, and enjoy taking care of the skin I’m in, whatever shape it happens to be in the moment… I hope you can find space for yourself to do the same today too. Because… why not?

also this one… I have been wrangling with a lot of body issues lately (always) and while it is a tussle I really don’t love spending energy on, it still comes up. Patting myself on the back because when i sat down for a facial today (a few hours after getting off a red eye) the woman said to me you look good, you look fresh, have you put on weight? And I was like… ummm… maybe? And she said, people say it like it’s a bad thing, but really your face doesn’t look very good when you’re too thin. And even though part of me was like “she said I gained weight! To my face?!?! 😵” Another part of me is quietly cheering myself on, because that kind of thing could have toppled my whole day… instead I just thought, “okayyy… calm down ali, it was meant as a compliment and also, it’s kinda fun having a bum… so whatever,” and I got on with my day with my tight jeans and my glowing skin just fine. I guess the moral of the story is, I am more nourished in my soul now, and am coming back to a place where i can nourish my body better too. I just want to be healthy, and enjoy taking care of the skin I’m in, whatever shape it happens to be in the moment… I hope you can find space for yourself to do the same today too. Because… why not?