Comfortable?

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Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Iman
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As far as I can remember I have never felt comfortable in my own skin  I always felt like an outsider looking in. 

In school I was not what they call a “jock”.  When in high school gym was always stressful.  Changing my clothes was an effort to become part of the wall so that no one would pay attention to me.

I am now fifty-eight and I have only started to feel “comfortable” in my own skin.  I have learned after multiple stays in the mental health ward that acceptance of myself was the hurdle I needed to clear and go over it.

I believe that I can sort of relate to young men and women who struggle with body image.  Girls trying to stay skinny, trying to look like the women on magazine covers. There battles with anorexia and bulimia.  For teens it is the extreme peer pressure that causes the battle of feeling comfortable with their body image.

I am on my way to being comfortable in my own skin.  I accept my hair is turning grey, now have to wear bi-focal, and all the rest a guy of my age starts to grow through.

So, there is my rant of learning how to be comfortable in my own skin!

3 thoughts on “Comfortable?

  1. Something many of us struggle with yet it’s not a regular conversation in households. It’s probably because no one knows how to talk about it or how to teach it. Children don’t have any thoughts of this until it’s taught to them (whether at home or at school) and I wish I could protect my kids from ever having the same thoughts and feelings that I have and had growing up.
    Glad you’re finally beginning to be able to be comfortable in your own skin 🙂 I have to wonder if any of us truly manage to reach full comfort?

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