All Thrifted…..skirt-vintage and altered, top-silk, shoes-nine west, belt – TJ Maxx (not thrifted…oops!)
If you were born on an island, alone and never met another person; what would you think of yourself? Would you wish your hair were different? Would you want to be taller? Shorter? Thinner? Would you consider your legs to be too big? Would you question whether your butt was too big? Not big enough? Would you be cool with your curly hair? Or would your straight hair drive you nuts?
What about your style? If a trunk of clothes washed ashore, what would form your likes? Your dislikes? Would your station in life be okay with you? If you ate mangos everyday, would that be okay? Would you feel wealthy or poor. Or either actually? Would you think you were pretty? If a mirror were in that trunk of clothes, would the reflection please you?
The question is, if you had no one to compare yourself to, what would you think about yourself? Consider this. Most of our angst, body image, frustrations, fears, insecurities and even jealousies can all be traced to some kind of comparison. We compare ourselves or our situation to someone…..anyone and then we judge ourselves by how we think we measure up in that comparison.
Before you dismiss this, think about it. Why do we not like something about ourselves? Where does most of our unhappiness come from? To what do we credit the body issues that we have? If we never had anyone or anything to measure ourselves by, could we find or create inadequacies in ourselves? If I were born alone on an island with no one to compare myself to, what would ever make me think that everything about myself was not normal, or not good enough?
If I never saw a size 6, how would I know to be unhappy with my size 10? If I never saw another human being, I wouldn’t LEARN to pick myself apart in a dissection for imperfections. So let’s just pretend we never saw anyone else and just be tickled with the way we are!