My skin won’t stop me!
As a 30 year old wife and mother, dog lover, and part-time vet tech…one of my issues with my skin is that I bruise easily. I might be at home playing with my daughter and I run into the coffee table…yep, gonna leave a nice big bruise! My 75 pound ‘lap dog’, who does NOT know that he is too big to sit on me, causes me to have huge ‘love bruises’ all the time (he does it with the best of intentions). I might be at work and a big dog who is not happy about me holding him to get his nails cut…lots of big bruises! Sometimes I leave work just thinking to myself… I know I am gonna wake up tomorrow totally black and blue on my legs. With warmer weather coming I get embarrassed to wear shorts or bathing suits or anything that shows off my bruises. People have jokingly asked me if my husband beats me up…obviously not a very funny joke.
I have other skin issues that have put me into a shell at some point in my life. I have had my fair share of bouts of hormonal acne, super dry skin that’s flaky, super oily skin that’s shiny. It seems as if it’s never just ‘normal’. Obviously as a teenager or an early twenties young girl, this stuff feels like it’s the end of the world…especially when you have a huge date with someone you’ve been dying to get together with. If my today self, could go back and talk to my early twenties self, she would have A LOT to say, but mostly she would say, be comfortable in your skin, and in who you are! It has taken me a long time to be comfortable enough as a person to show my face when I have a little breakout. When a topic like this gets brought up, a Dr. Seuss quote comes to mind, “Be who you are and say what you feel because people who mind don’t matter and people who matter don’t mind.”
This may seem a slight bit off topic, but I promise it will tie in. My daughter has really gotten my husband and I into the Tinkerbell movies…ALL OF THEM! Secret of the Wings, The Legend of the Neverbeast, The Pirate Fairy…and the list goes on and on! Well anyways, as we are watching these movies…I’m thinking to myself (and anyone who knows these movies will know what I’m talking about) that all of these fairies are VERY VERY different. All fairies, but all have very different talents. There is a water fairy, a garden fairy, a light fairy, an animal fairy, a fast flying fairy, and of course the most well known is Tinkerbell, the tinker fairy. All of these fairies work together to make everything in the world work. The same way that there are so many different kinds of people in the world, to make it more diverse. Everyone is different and has/goes through different life struggles. Someone who may have absolutely perfect skin, may not be as blessed as I am in certain aspects of my life. I am beyond blessed and happy with who I am, and where I am, that I don’t let a little bruise or blemish deter me or get me down. It only took me 30 years, but I won’t let my skin stop me!!