Do you ever look in the mirror, look at all your imperfections, look inside of you to see what makes you feel the way you do. Do you ever wish you were thinner, taller or had longer hair or prettier eyes. Do you ever wonder what life would be like to be someone else? Do you ever cry when you have had enough, when you can’t silence the words in your head because they won’t go away.
In your mind you will never be good enough, society continues to tell you that everyday, in all the magazines the girls are thin and tall and have so much confidence, but where is yours? Day after day you convince yourself it will get better, you say I look fine the way I am even thought society says a size 3 is better. The countless nights of dieting and being picky when it comes to food you convince yourself it’s a lifestyle change but now it’s turned in to an obsession and no matter how much weight you lose its never going to be enough.
Your fooling the world everyday and when they ask “how did you lose so much weight? your reply is always the same “Just a diet that’s all” knowing it’s no longer a diet but an obsession something deeper then anyone even knows. You love all the compliments so you keep going nothing can stop you now nothing at all. The Mirror has become your best friend now, it’s all you know. When will it be ok to be me, when will it be ok to finally be the best version of me. Who even knows what that is anymore, your so sucked in to what the world wants you have lost all control of who you are and what direction to go.
Your body image is tainted, will you ever be good enough, will you ever be happy? The mirror has got you here, the labels of others have made you feel this way, your losing control but you wanna come back to reality. You look in the mirror one last time, really look in the mirror at the girl you have become, your tired and drained from all the voices in your head and all the labels the world has put on you. Today is the final day you will allow the voices in your mind to tell you who you are or let the mirror dictate how you should look today. You finally get the courage to break the mirror to break all the bad things behind the mirror. Finally a sense of relief, finally a sense of peace. The mirror no longer has control over me!
To anyone struggling with body image, I want you to know you are beautiful and loved. We don’t need a mirror or the world to tell us that. We have all struggled with body image at some point myself included, however we can get through this and fight against it. Love who you are and don’t allow anyone to take your smile.