This might be a series. I may try and stop obsessing about 5 things every month. Or this may not be a series. Either way, I’m not going to obsess about it. Behold – 5 things to STOP obsessing about:
1. Is everyone hanging out with me?
Maybe they are. Maybe they aren’t. In the unlikely event that they are, it could have been a HARMLESS error. it happens. Or maybe they are mean girls, and in that case, screw em. Seriously. I feel bad for them – because deep down they must not like themselves very much.
2. Do I look bad in a bathing suit?
There are like 10 people on this plant that look amazing in a bathing suit. For us mere mortals, we’re just trying to get by. Think of all the glasses of champagne those skinny girls had to give up to look that good. The real story here is that if there is an occasion to wear a bathing suit – regardless of how you look in it – that’s really exciting. It means you’re doing something REALLY, really fun and somewhere a skinny girl is passing up a taco to maintain her thigh gap. No thanks!
3. Will people judge me for eating Mexican food for dinner six nights in a row?
Life is too short for lettuce. Unless it’s a garnish on your burrito bowl.
4. Does my husband think I only wear workout clothes? Even to work? Even to not workout?
Probably. I leave for the gym before he leaves for work (sees me in workout clothes.) I get home before him and always change into leggings before he walks in the door (sees me in workout clothes.) On the weekends I consider it an accomplishment to not put on anything with a zipper or button…aka yoga pants (sees me in workout clothes.) Who cares? He loves me anyway!
5. Should I be wearing more makeup?
Someone once told me the amount of makeup I wear is really “brave.” That’s southern for “honey, you need to put your face on.” It’s the bless your heart approach, and it’s NOT a compliment. To that person I say, it’s not brave, it’s lazy, and honestly it’s because I have more important things to do and worry about. I grew up being told I’m beautiful and smart – and because of that I just don’t need to stare at myself in the mirror for 30 minutes putting on war paint. Do I look better with more makeup? Yes. But that’s really none of anyone else’s concern.