[Image description: A manatee is swimming in water tinged dark blue. It is facing the left of the frame. TOP TEXT: “YOU ARE NOT A PERSON IN THE MAKING.” BOTTOM TEXT: “YOU ARE A PERSON NOW.”]
This is for all of the lovely young people who follow me. I think you are a lovely person.
TW: Weight loss discussion
This is also for all the lovely people who have ever asked me, “What do I do with these feelings about needing to lose weight right now?”
Those feelings are hard to process I think. I still get them a lot. But I always remind myself of what this gorgeous manatee is reminding me of - I am who I am, right this second, right now.
So I’m gonna focus on that fact, and my happiness in the moment, and the little things that add up to my healthy frame of mind - and if that results in making decisions or doing things that somehow result in weight loss or weight gain, that is immaterial. Because I’m gonna take care of the me right here and now, not the me I may or may not be in the future.