To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
This quote pretty much sums up the journey I have been on over the last 12 months.
For so long I have been searching for acceptance from others.
Trying to be the person I believed they wished me to be.
Struggling to be happy being someone I’m not.
It’s took me a long time to realise that the only acceptance I really need is from myself.
If I don’t love me how can I ask others too.
So this is my journey.
I’ve searched my heart to learn more about myself.
What I want in life?
What I want to achieve?
I’ve also had to learn to appreciate the body I have.
It may not be the body of my youth but it has birthed four amazing girls.
Suffered a major assault and now fights the effects of fibromyalgia and spine damage.
So in light of all this it is pretty amazing.
So on this body confidence note
I want to tell you about something I am doing in August.
It’s something I would have never imagined I would ever do again.
On August 2nd I am modelling as part of a plus sized event called Style xL
I will be strutting my stuff alongside some beautiful ladies.
I still can’t believe I’m doing this but I am super excited and I know it’s going to be an amazing day.
I am truly thrilled and can’t wait.
Style XL is going to be the Midlands first ever plus size fashion event and it’s going to be amazing.
Organised by Leleicious the event will showcase some of the Plus size brands that exist in the UK.
There will be the opportunity to view the latest trends coming for 2015 and maybe even purchase something awesome from the market stalls.
Showcasing their beautiful clothes are the brands
I am so excited I could burst.
It’s going to be a fantastic event.
I know the beautiful Leah has been working so hard to create this awesome day.
Seriously it’s going to be a truly inspiring day.
Of course if you want to see me conquer my demons and walk that catwalk you do need to come along.
Tickets are on sale now.