After waking up in the morning, I tiredly drag myself to the bathroom, turn the light on, stand there and look at the person who is standing there in front of the mirror.
Looking into the mirror, I see a reflection of myself. On some occasions I see the person that I am. I see a woman who is tired, but happy.
Then there are those occasions where I can look into the mirror and see someone who needs to loose about 5-10lbs. This goes along with my Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I have had this since before I could remember. Running college track didn’t help the situation when your coach is always telling you to loose weight and that you could have won that race if you were a few pounds lighter. I have done a lot over the years to get comfortable with looking at myself in the mirror and I have made huge strides. It helps having daughters and not wanting them to ever feel the way that I feel when I look into the mirror at times.
My goal is to learn to love myself for who I am. Not who I think I should be, or who I believe everyone else wants me to be. I am going to see myself in the mirror for the wonderful, strong, vibrant woman that I am.
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
This is was written for the Daily Prompt