There's a saying that you are who you choose to surround yourself with, and I choose to surround myself with these fabulous ladies who are witty, charming, gorgeous inside and out and a guru of some sort or another. My definition of a guru is someone who can teach and each of these ladies has taught me a thing or two, be it for beauty, crafts, the environment and even about myself. Maybe I can't get to know them in person, though I do know one or two of them, but if I can't sit down and enjoy their company one on one, I sure as heck can keep up to date online!
As a woman in today's society I always strive to better myself, so it comes as no surprise that I would surround myself with people I admire. I realize that some of these people are much younger, much more talented individuals than myself but we all have something to teach and we can all learn from one another.
I came across Onna's blog by accident, and to be quite truth full I can't remember exactly how. I believe I just kept following one link to the next and the next and before I knew it I started to read what she was writing.
The first thing I read was Mission2: What a Difference Weight Makes...
That was it, I was sucked in. It didn't help that there were pictures of Jessica Simpson before and supposedly after her weight demise, which by the way I think she looks fabulous right now, the way she was meant to be, not the way society says she should be. Ultimately she's healthy and isn't that what we all strive for?
Anyway my point is that everything happens for a reason. When I was reading that particular post I was feeling pretty crappy about my own image. We've all been there. Society puts so much pressure on us as females, in particular, to meet a standard and I'm so sick of standards. Don't eat this! Don't eat that! Excercise! Wear sky high ankle breaker heels to look sexy! Conceal under those eyes! Cover that face in make-up! Show some skin! Ugh!!!
I'm not a religious person by any means but if God had wanted us all to look like Barbie literally, we would have been born that way. There's no way my size 18 frame will EVER fit in Barbie's outfits and I'm ok with that. That is to say I've come to terms with who I am and I've accepted it, but others have not and therefor result in spoiling my day with glares, comments or gestures.
So coming upon that post was like a sign. I'm not the only one that goes through it and it was like a slap in the face telling me to snap out of it.
I started to feel silly for having allowed someone else to make me feel that way. They're no better than me, than us and the only reason they get away with doing that to us is because we let them! Enough is enough!
Through reading Onna's blog I saw a little bit of myself in her and what better way to get to know her than to do an interview. I realize emailing back and forth is very informal, but hey, it is just a blog after all :) Let's get to know her together!