I love Rosa. And Boyle. Gina comes in third, for shore.
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This little girl is my new hero.
This looks like how I imagined Hogsmeade to look.
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A lady at the coffee shop took a liking to us and told us she had a favorite sneaky trail on the island that she’d give us directions to if we promised to hike it barefoot. It was a gorgeous mushroomy, ferny, lost boy’s delight!
Man alive, do I want to get lost in some woods on a grassy path with bare feet, feeling the wind on my bare skin…*sigh* I miss the wandering.
Don’t be sad, pretty pretty princess. You’re a star.
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Dazzler’s first Live Ukelele Performance.
Guess how I found my first cosplay idea…
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This is so exquisitely decadent that I almost feel bad liking it.
Just me practicing my little uke. Nbd.
This is a picture of me and my two gorgeous best friends. Clearly, we all have very different body types, and you know what? None of us is healthier, prettier or happier than the others because of it.
That’s me on the left. I’m short, super petite, and have about as much muscle mass as a blob of gelatin. Despite being naturally thin, I have always been far from in shape. Not even a month ago, running two minutes at a time was a struggle—now I can run without stopping for more than a half hour.
Felicia, in the center, is probably the most active girl I know. The opposite of me, she’s one of those people that can build muscle just by looking in the direction of a dumbbell. She loves running like I do, and we’ve discussed running a 5k. She’s a big yoga enthusiast and has tried all sorts of different forms that I can’t pronounce, and she’s found free community yoga classes for us to attend together. Also, she has abs of steel, seriously. She’s helping me with my ab workouts. She’s also recently lost over 60 lbs through her active lifestyle and healthy diet.
That’s my friend Maddy on the right. She’s curvy and feminine, but she’s a beast in the gym. Strength training is her thing. She could probably bench press two of me. Not only is she incredibly strong, she’s insanely flexible and an avid pole dancer. We’re taking classes together even though she can spin circles around me on that damn pole, and look gorgeous while she does it.
My friends inspire me so much, and remind me that diversity is lovely. You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful and confident, nor do you have to look like girls in Nike ads to be strong and fit. You don’t need to weigh a certain number, fit into a certain size, or have a certain appearance to be confident, healthy, or happy. I think that my friends prove that to me.
I’ll never be long and willowy like a supermodel, or well-built like all those fitspo girls. I’ll never look like either of my friends, and they’ll never look like me. And that’s ok, because fitness is about being the best you can be, not comparing yourself to others.
Embrace what you have, and help others embrace what they have. Fitness is funner with friends. Get them involved. Take a class, go for a walk, make a healthy dinner together. You’ll always have support and a fun activity to bond over.
This is how I feel about my friends and all of our body types. All my lovely friends are so beautiful, in so many different ways. My sister, with her strong, tall, powerful, athletic physique. So womanly and filled out—she is gorgeous. I hope to be as beautiful as her, ever, even though she’s younger. And even though my best friend is almost a foot shorter than me, with skin the color of burnt caramel, giant bazongas I couldn’t ever hope to come close to, and hips like a Venus, I still pilfer her clothing whenever we have sleepovers. And somehow, it works. They are all so beautiful, and I wish every woman could see the beauty in herself the way I see it in the women I know. Beautiful for their contrasting differences, in every possible way.
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Two of my doppelgangers in one photo (Liv Tyler/Lou Doillon)
Don’t ask me why they became my doppelgangers. I did not assign them. Just what I’ve been told. I’ve also gotten Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsborough, Zooey Deschanel and Jennifer Connelly. Though honestly, those are all way off base. Including the first two I mentioned.
Ya big crazies.