Friday, June 20, 2014

I Like My Boobs

Yes, you read that title correctly. I'd like to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart. My boobs. Because, yeah they are literally close to my heart.


No, I haven't gone crazy and no, I'm not gonna show you my boobs. I had an interesting conversation with my roommate today in the bra section of a store. I commented how a bra made my boobs look good and she laughed. That afternoon I made another joke about my boobs looking good in my new bra. Again, she laughed and asked why I kept bringing up my boobs today. I didn't know. So, I sat down to blog and thought about it.

I've never been a confident person. I didn't have any friends for two years in elementary school. During that time my best friend was a tree. I'd take it plastic tubs of water and pour the water on the base of the tree before school. In middle school, I was the awkward kid with pants that didn't fit right and my nose stuck in a book. In high school, I was the new kid my freshman year, again not having any friends for a year. And then I found the best group of friends, who let me be a band nerd and a lover of stories and books. But I've still never really been confident.

I tell myself that I'm not pretty enough. I tell myself that my clothes will never be the perfect ones, and I'll never be the skinny girl. And you know what, those are lies.


As writers, we believe the lies that say our writing will never be good enough and we'll never be published. No one will ever read our books. We don't have confidence in our writing. We belittle our stories, our characters, and unique quirks. I've tried to write like other people - to make my writing more desirable, but that's wrong. I love how I write and what I'm writing. I love my geeky characters and the fact that almost every one of my books has a character with a stuffed hippo, because they are my favorite animals.

Love what you write and make it your own. Don't try to be like another writer, but be confident in what you write and who you are. It's okay to like your boobs.


To sum up my slightly awkwardly titled post, be confident in who you are and love what you do. Some days I still hate my body and what I'm doing with my life, but other times I'm reminded that I'm me. I'm a writer, a dreamer, a Trekkie, and hopefully someday I'll look back at my writing and see how much I loved what I was writing and still do. :) Also, my new bra does make my boobs look pretty good and makes me feel confident. :)

10 comments:

  1. I can relate to this post completely! I've always been the awkward one, and my confidence level has never been stellar. Thanks for sharing this, because it's exactly what I needed to read right now!

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    1. You're welcome, Laura! Confidence has been something I've always struggled with and probably always will, but it's nice to remember I can be confident. :) Glad it helped you!

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  2. I like my boobs too LOL!

    This is a great post, and so true. I think when a person lacks confidence in general, and then they write books, that confidence issue becomes bigger because suddenly they're even more exposed. We should always be confident in who we are, and own what we do and what we write.

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    1. Go you - love those boobs! :)

      Such a great point Kyra. The confidence issue can definitely become bigger because suddenly we are exposed. I've struggled with it and still will, but it feels good when I'm confident about something I wrote. :)

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  3. I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this post! It's so true: we all need to be confident and love what we do and stop worrying about what others think. I've been making a lot of art lately because I'm participating in an online challenge, but I've been afraid to post what I'm doing. I'm worried that others will think it's bad or ugly or just too amateurish. Your post has given me the confidence to forget about those worries. I should post my stuff. Why not? I like it, and that's what matters. Thanks, Krista. :)

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    1. Thanks Dana! I'm glad you liked this! I was a bit nervous posting it. You should definitely share your art. Be bold and share it. :) If you like it then that's what is important!

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  4. This post is perfect. *fiercely claps hands like Severus Snape*

    I'm still working out my comfort zone about what I'm willing to talk about on my blog and what I'm not, but I want to get to a point where I can unapologetically talk about whatever it is I might feel like. Seeing this definitely helped :)

    And even besides that this is just such a great way to look at it. I'm with you. Never been exceptionally confident. Something I'll always have to be working on. But we can't let that stop us! Thanks for the post. And congrats on finding a bra you love! That is a true accomplishment! Now if only I could find a swim suit that would actually cover my chest haha

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    1. Thanks Katie! I think we all need to work on our confidence with our writing and life. I really want to post more of what I'm feeling instead of being self-confidence about it in a negative way.

      Finding a bra I love is so hard, but I'm happy with this new one! And... it was on clearance. :) Ah, the swimsuit challenge is one I haven't found yet. Still trying to find that swimsuit that doesn't make it look like I've got too much cleavage or none.

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  5. You make a great point that we need to stop being down on ourselves and appreciate the qualities we have. All those doubts and lies invariably come from ourselves more than anyone else.

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    1. Great point and you get bonus points for being man enough to comment on a post called "I like my boobs"! :) Thanks Nick!

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