Last Saturday I went shopping with my cousin. Big mistake. I was looking for someone who had the stamina to last an entire day because I needed a hell of a lot of clothes. My cousin agreed to come with me to take her mind off her newly found singledom.
She spent the entire time helpfully pointing out that I could fit into the clothes better with just a little bit of exercise and some healthy eating. I never asked for this helpful advice by the way. It was just offered. How nice of her right?
Personally, I’ve never thought my body should be changed to suit the latest fashion. I’m actually (mostly) happy with my body in that I don’t care enough to not be happy. I feel wrong for having to point this out, but for the record, I’m not overly overweight. I’m not skinny, and nobody would ever use the word to describe me, but it’s not something that keeps me up at night. My aim in life is not to be attractive to men, so I’m not going to cry over not achieving that.
I believe in buying clothes that suit me. Not picking a body that suits the clothes I’ve bought. This is a ridiculous attitude and I feel sorry that my cousin has grown up in a world that thinks this is an appropriate way to think about clothes shopping. I’m also furious that she ruined MY experience with this crap. Honestly, my siblings and I are the only members of the family who don’t starve themselves into having a “perfect” body. It’s not worth it, and I don’t want to hear shit from my cousin’s because it’s not the number one priority in my life.