Hello, I’m Kendra! I’ve been following this blog since I first got a tumblr and have finally decided to submit!
This year is the first time in 7 years that I have worn a shirt with no sleeves or back, and it feels wonderful!
For a long time I have been dealing with eczema and acne on my arms, shoulders, back and chest. It made me feel embarrassed and extremely self conscious to the point that I wasn’t comfortable wearing anything that didn’t have a back or sleeves, even around my own home. I’ve always loved swimming ever since I was little but since I started having the breakouts the thought of swimming turned from exciting to horrifying. I always wore t-shirts over my swim suits and told people “my skin is sensitive to the sun”. Any time I went to a dance or special event I always felt it necessary to wear some kind of shrug or cardigan over my dress. I always envied everyone I saw with their nice clear skin able to be confident enough to wear whatever they wanted.
Well finally this year I decided to put all my anxiety and embarrassment aside and wear what I wanted. I went to the beach in my cute bikini, I wore strapless and sleeveless dresses and tops, and day by day my skin began to clear up and now I have all the confidence that I always envied all those other girls for having.
I finally feel in control of my body and I feel the best I have in 7 years! I still have some scars on my skin but I could care less because I love my body and I look beautiful in my little spaghetti strap dresses! ♥
Don’t let you’re body define you! LOVE IT! You’re ALL BEAUTIFUL!