DISCLAIMER: Sorry guys, this may not be of interest to you:(
Yesterday I wore this super cute navy and red dress, with a fun brown belt… I had gotten an array of compliments from students and colleagues so I was feeling pretty amazing… I was even rocking the Carrie Bradshaw strut… This was until I was walking through the cafeteria and one of the lunch ladies said, “You are the only woman I know that can wear horizontal stripes.” I smiled and at the same time the janitor said, “well of course, look how tiny she is.”… at this point I was still winning…. that was until… the lunch lady came back with, “I know, I just want to feed her.” WHAT?!
I smiled and walked away but as it kept playing over and over in my head I got more and more angry. Why are women so catty?! Why not celebrate the fact that I can wear horizontal stripes?! Instead you give someone a back handed compliment. My issue is this, I have battled many eating issues in my life and I am FINALLY at a great spot where I no longer feel that food is the enemy, but how do they know that? They don’t know that them saying that could have set off a trigger in my head. I come from a VERY thin family AND a work out on a regular basis… sometimes I wish people would think about what they are saying before they say it. Am I really “soooo lucky” that I am able to wear horizontal stripes? Am I so lucky that after a long day at work and mommywood I muster up the energy for a run? Am I so lucky that on Sunday’s in January, I would load up on layers and head out for a 15 mile run in 15 degree weather? Am I so lucky that I “can eat whatever I want”? I’ve earned the right to wear horizontal stripes and you know what? I’m going to do it proudly…
HAPPY FRIDAY Y’ALL!!!!!