Don't those look good? Although I gave you reasons why I don't especially like Lent, I've noticed that this year I'm not dreading it like in years past. I think it's because I know my emotions are better regulated than they used to be and I'm not worried that the somber reflections during Lent are going to upset me. My psychiatrist recently lowered one of my medications and it has been absolutely amazing to me how much more energy I now have! I feel so good that I am determined not to let a season that comes every year get me down.
Something else that doesn't really bother me anymore is that I am fat! To be honest, I am trying to watch what I eat a little bit just so that I don't gain more weight, but I wouldn't say I am dieting. And I'm certainly not afraid to show you my pictures now, just the way that I am. These pictures are not from Fat Tuesday, but actually from a few months ago when I was going to some concert - I just wanted to show these pictures, because it's Fatshion February. I really love the way this dress looks on me and it's pretty comfortable too.
(Dress: Ross; Cami: Target; Necklace: Garage Sale) Sorry the pictures a little blurry. Below is a close-up of my necklace, which was a great find at a garage sale. I just love a good sale!
And so I am entering this Lenten season by giving up on one thing: my expectations of negativity. Good things may happen in the next forty days and I am making room for them to happen. For at least this moment, I hold no negativity towards my body or in my mind. And those are things that are almost as good as pancakes!