Yes, you read that right.
Anymore, I feel like we are constantly bombarded with messages: Be thinner. Be stronger. Be smarter. Be BETTER. Because if you aren’t going above and beyond, then you’re doing it wrong.
I had a hard time accepting the fact that “normal” is.. well.. NORMAL. I feared not having something to set my apart from everyone else, to make me superior, to give me an edge. My Type A personality feeds off of this mentality. I needed so badly to be the thinnest one in the room, have the cleanest diet, work out the hardest. There was even a time when I took someone telling me that I looked “healthy” as an insult. Being underweight set me apart. Made me different. If I gained any weight, skipped the gym, or ate a burger, then I would be normal. Just like everyone else. Not special. Just Monica.
But when did that become not good enough? Just being yourself? The beautiful thing is, normal looks different on everyone. Normal means being who you’re supposed to be. We shouldn’t feel like we need to be more, or compare ourselves and accomplishments to everyone around us.
Be happy being yourself. Be normal. Because honestly, you’re awesome just the way you are.