On May 5, 2012 I graduated from Michigan State University!!! It would be an extreme understatement to say that I am excited about this.
Now, I have moved on from my college career to a new chapter in my life : full time employment. I am officially a full time employee at my family’s business, Jabro Carpet One. And last month before I started work, I was so unbelievably excited. However, I do have a confession: for at least 3 months before graduating, I found myself thinking about how I will possibly be able to dress in a trendy and professional way as a girl who doesn’t exactly look like the women who model the outfits I love on Pinterest or in my fashion magazines.
Something else that concerned me is that I noticed that because of my size, I found it easier to dress in a way that was sloppy and didn’t show much respect for myself.
It was then that an idea was born. I thought that maybe I could blog while I started this little adventure of figuring out how to dress professionally, in a way that honors God, and a way that shows I respect myself, despite my size.
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Disclaimer: I think that it is important to say that even though I think its important to be comfortable in your own skin, it is also important to be honest about the reality of your situation. I think it is important to always strive for a healthy body. But don’t be fooled. For example: I know that even when I am completely healthy, I will not be a size 2. I am a heavier set woman who, even at my natural, healthy weight, will probably have junk in the trunk. I think it is important, however, to never settle for less when it comes to your health. I find it important to dress with dignity, despite the digits, but there is still my underlying struggle to obtain a healthy lifestyle. So please know when reading my blog that in my life, from day to day, from meal to meal, really, I fight to try to make healthier choices. I’m most definitely not the best at it, but I try. And this blog, dressing with dignity- despite the digits, that explains how I think the things I will be blogging about are important no matter what phase of your health journey you are in.