Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s Pumpkin Season!!!
I love fall. It starts to get a bit cooler, the leaves turn pretty colors, and it’s the season of PUMPKINS!!! Pumpkins both make beautiful decorations and delicious food. Every year, I buy a tiny pumpkin to put on my desk and one to put in my house as a decoration. I’ve yet to carve pumpkins, but that’ll probably happen sometime in the future. Fall is also when I started dating my fiance, and when we plan to be married.
Today I celebrated fall (which is still technically 15 days away) by making pumpkin pancakes for breakfast and a pumpkin coffee-free “latte” to have with lunch (along with leftover pancakes). Both turned out delicious. The recipes are below.
I decided to go out for a quick jog with my dog before dinner today. Lately I’ve been really into this game called Magikarp Jump, and thought it’d be a good idea to multitask and play the game while running. That turned out to be a terrible idea because something happened that I don’t remember happening since I was a kid: I fell. I tripped over an uneven part of sidewalk and fell pretty hard.
And you know what? That’s okay. Not everyone needs to be beautiful. Not everyone needs to be attractive. We need to stop teaching our children that everyone is beautiful in their own way, and instead teach them that it’s okay not to be beautiful. We need to teach our children to stop putting so much of their self esteem into their appearance. It’s okay to be ugly. It’s okay to be unattractive. You’re beautiful on the inside.
You are worth more than your appearance. We should be teaching kids that they have redeeming qualities besides their looks. Maybe they’re smart, good at sports, really creative, whatever. It’s important to teach kids that there are more things to life than beauty, and there are things that are valued about them other than beauty. Maybe if we didn’t put so much stock in appearance, we wouldn’t have so many kids with self esteem problems. We wouldn’t have the FA/HAES movement (potentially more on that later).
You might be ugly. Your kid might be ugly. And that’s okay.
Why do we care so much about what others think? Why do we have such a high need for approval? Why do rejection or mean words cause us so much pain?
I’m seeking to answer this for myself. While in the process of creating this blog, I became terrified. I don’t typically like to bring attention to myself. I’m very introverted and private. I don’t typically like others to know what I’m thinking. I’m afraid of what they’ll think of me. I’m afraid to create and maintain this blog because I’m afraid that other people might not approve of what I have to say, or that they might make fun of me. Continue reading Why do we care so much about what others think?→
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