The College Girl's Guide to Loving Your Body

I am not skinny.

You’d be surprised how quickly my friends protest when I say this, even though we all know that I’m not. But that isn’t meant to be an insult and I’m not looking for pity, I can say that and be okay.

I have never been a shy person but I think that sometimes people mistake confidence with good self-esteem. I can be outgoing and still have body issues and I’m sure many people can understand me on that one. It wasn’t until this year, at the lovely age of 24, that I started to love what I have rather than lust after what I wanted.

Don’t get me wrong, there are still days when I cringe in front of store mirrors and do a quick recount of how many times I didn’t go to the gym in a month, but you can’t expect to fully change how you think about yourself in overnight, especially when there are so many things that can take a toll on you.


I wrote this as a guest post for The Young Hopeful blog, check out the whole post here!