An Open Letter to My Body:
There are a lot of things I want to write to you, but I’m unsure where to start. I guess first of all: Thank you. I am so grateful for you teaching me how to love myself a little more each day. The journey has been a vacillating one where I have loved and hated you. Unfortunately, at the times where I hated you, I expressed it through unhealthy and unfair punishments. This brings me to the second thing I wanted to write to you: I’m sorry. Every time I still see a faint scar, I a reminded of how abusive I have been to you. But beyond the scars, when I see you as a whole now, I remember how far I have come from being a meek and self-conscious adolescent to a bold and beautiful adult. In the past, I wished that I had a different, thinner body in hopes of becoming “better.” Through overcoming tribulations without any physical changes, I realized that it wasn’t my body that needed to change, but rather my mindset and my self-esteem. It has been a struggle, but I wouldn’t ask for a better body. I still think that you are imperfect, but that’s okay to think because that I why I love you. You are a part of what makes me unique and able to continue being strong. No matter what this world will fling towards us, I will always love and cherish you for who you are.