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It Fit!

So I graduated in 1993.

I never was the "thin" girl. So when the "prom" time came around...

I remember wanting to get me the dress that made me feel like Cinderella going to the "Ball"

I am sure most girls at that age felt that way plus size or not.

I remember looking through all the latest teen magazines to see what prom dress I was going to get.

Keep in mind, I couldn't go try on any dress like any girl. They didn't carry dresses in my size in stock. I did find a collection in a magazine that had plus sizes.

I saw the dress I wanted, went to a dress shop they took measurements and gave me the good news that they could get it in my size.

I never tried this dress on before. No clue what it would look like good or bad.

So when I finally got it... somewhere I decided that it looked better on the hanger.

When I looked in the mirror I saw a big round body and a whole lot of fluff expanding what was already fluffy with a hint of seaquence.

My image of who I was, what I looked like was so distorted. That wasn't what I saw in the magazine.

It made me miserable.

Sure I laughed off the night, enjoyed myself for what it was but it was just another day.

However, I certainly felt far from Cinderella.

Randomly a few years ago, I tried it on and I couldn't zip the back. It expanded from shoulder to shoulder... it wouldn't even fit around my waist...

It just was a complete mess.

So out of the blue the other day I had an epiphany, remembering exactly where the dress was...

and as the light bulb turned on, ran to try it on.

Well... I did and guess what folks... IT FIT!!!!! Zipped and all!

I walked out to my best friend and showed her and instantly she says "where are you going?"

I laughed...

I walked around the house with the biggest smile on my face for 15-20 minutes.

I even sat down in it. I think I wore a bigger smile at that moment then I did the entire prom night.

Instantly had to document it. I may not have been Cinderella going to the ball for that 15-20 minutes.

BUT I certainly felt like her in my heart.

I thought about what was different. The only answer I had for myself was perception.

When I looked in the mirror 20+ years ago... I was unhappy with who I was, what I saw staring back.

Now when I look in the mirror, sure I may see flaws, thats human. What I see now, is a girl who is goal setting, loving herself and ultimately achieving what she is setting out to do.

Loving yourself goes a very long way and in this case took me in my carriage to the ball.

I hope this message finds you well.

Laughter, Love & Light,

Steph


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