Wednesday 12 July 2017

A piece of heaven on earth

At the end of June, my husband and I travelled to the beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos (Zante) to celebrate our wedding anniversary. However, this was not the only thing we celebrated because as you will see in the video below, I have truly come a long way in overcoming my body confidence issues and how I see myself.

I know a lot of people have not been able to relate to my journey, because they find it odd for a naturally thin person to dislike their body, let alone have issues with it. However, as I have previously stated, the problem really is not in the size or shape of our bodies, but in the mentality we have about it.

I have often used my previous travel vlogs to document how I am getting on in my ‘journey’, but this vlog was definitely different for me, because I feel this year the veil had finally been lifted.
Following on from my last blog post ‘Love Thyself’ [click here if you have not already read it] I am no longer self-conscious about my body, especially in public places like the beach.

Previously, I would get very anxious wearing anything that would show my size and slightly straighter body frame. I did not enjoy wearing a swimsuit or bikini without a cover-up or sarong. This was not necessarily for modesty reasons, but because I hated my body and was overly concerned with what people thought of it; particularly my thigh area which showed my thinness the most.

This mind-set was a true prison, joy-killer and just dulled out the sparkle of life, but thank God for freedom, because not a single thought of what people may think came into my mind the entire trip and I just enjoyed living.

Anyhow, we had so much fun, felt rejuvenated and felI in love with the place I have now tagged ‘a piece of Heaven on earth’.
So here’s a sneak peak into some of what we got up to, the breathtakingly stunning views we saw and most importantly, scenes of me being free in who I am and accepting/loving my body regardless of its size; that in itself is heaven for me.

I hope you enjoy viewing our pictures and mini vlog and not only get inspired for your travels but like me, embrace living a more ‘Confident Life'.


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