I’ve been at this blogging thing for a few weeks now and I’ve been struggling to find my exact niche. Am I a plus-size fashion blogger? Do I just want to post photos of my outfits with affiliate links and make money? Sure, that would be cool but it’s not what I really want.
Mental wellness, on the other hand, is something I find has become more and more important to me. It’s hard for me to talk (or write) about still, but I find the more I write about how I’m feeling, the changes that are working for me and my past experiences with mental health struggles, the better and less burdened I feel.
So, if I’m a mental wellness blogger – where do all of these OOTD posts fit in? We’ve determined that I’m not a fashion blogger, so why am I posting several times a week about my outfits?
Well, for me, a large part of my mental wellness journey is accepting my body for its current state. Yes, I am at the heaviest weight that I have been at in my life. Yes, I’d like to feel healthier and be more active, which would cause me to likely lose weight. That’s the physical part of my journey. But for right now, I need to stop resenting my body.
For the longest time, I have hated looking at photos of myself. Even my beautiful wedding photos from last month caused me to cringe. But that’s no way to live. I need to learn to accept myself for who I am now and every step along the way.
When I first posted a picture of myself on here, the day after my 29th birthday, it was SO difficult. I took probably a dozen photos and was incredibly critical of each one. I felt awkward and weird and figured everyone else would think the same thing. Things I have been feeling about myself for my entire life.
But now, just two weeks later, I’m noticing a change. I get excited to get dressed up in a cute outfit. I enjoy doing my makeup. I like feeling pretty. And the best part? I’m starting to feel confident in how I look! This is something I have rarely ever felt and it makes me a little nervous to be honest.
It’s progress though, and it makes me excited to keep going with it. So I hope you all still enjoy my OOTD posts along with my other writing about my mental wellness journey. I’m excited to see where this all leads me.
That’s all for today, friends – see you next time!
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