After being in Cabo for a week and spending every day in my swimsuit, it made me think of all the moments I missed out on when I was growing up and constantly hating myself. I know that sounds harsh, but it’s how I truly felt. I hated my hair, I hated my legs, I hated my skin, I hated my butt, I hated anything I could think of. And because of that hatred, I spent most of my life covering up and missing out on moments with friends and family. For me, Cabo turned into more than just a vacation. It became a time to reflect on my own personal growth and those missed opportunities in the past when insecurities held me back.
When I look back on my childhood, even through my teenage years and most of my 20’s, I wish I would have have taken responsibility for my own happiness instead of just hiding inside from the world. But I didn’t have anyone at the time to look up to or a place that made me feel comfortable and confident. And it honestly wasn’t until I found ModCloth in 2012 that I finally was able to find clothes that fit my body type at that time and made me feel incredibly confident with every box that I opened. And with that confidence, I was able to take control of my life and stop hiding.
It’s amazing what a pair of jeans or the perfect top can do for a person’s personality. And for me, it made mine soar. I remember during that time, I had just started dating my now husband and was dealing with some pretty bad skin issues. But when my ModCloth box was delivered to my house and I was able to find a top that fit me perfectly or a pair of shoes that gave me all the confident in the world, I was finally able to come out of hiding. I stopped obsessing over the weight I wanted to lose and stopped looking in the mirror at my acne. For once, I was able to walk out of my house with my head held high and I was finally able to experience life. I stopped letting insecurities hold me back and I started living. And guess what? I fell in love with my husband while we began experiencing life together. My personality was finally able to shine because of the confidence I found in one little box of clothing.
And through the years, no matter how my body has changed or if my confidence has wavered, ModCloth has been there. ModCloth believes every woman should feel comfortable and confident in what she is wearing, no matter her size. And that’s why they carry sizes XXS-3X in most of their clothing so anyone can find the perfect outfit for that special occasion. Whether you’re looking for a stunning one piece bikini for your upcoming vacation or a high waisted bikini for the summer pool, ModCloth wants you to feel amazing, confident and glowing no matter where you are.
My point is, even though my weight has gone up and down through the years and will probably continue to do so, I now know that I will never let that hold me back when it comes to experiencing life and enjoying every moment. No beach vacation, no pool party, no special event…none of it will ever be missed out on again because I know I can find my own inner confidence through a simple ModCloth, an amazing workout, and a healthy meal. Those things have brought me happiness and I can’t wait to see that happiness improve even more as I get older. Cabo was a time for frolicking on the beach in a fun high waisted bikini, it was a time for drinking a few too many dirty bananas, but it was also a time to reflect on how I’ve grown as a person. And how I can’t wait to grow even more in 2018! Cheers to a more confident and radiant 2018! It’s time to never miss out on any amazing moment!
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