I recently received a message on social media asking me how I could say I love myself while also having plastic surgery. I was floored. I didn’t really have the words to explain myself. I began to question it all myself.
If I truly loved myself, would I need or want plastic surgery?
Five years ago I was a completely different person. Still a hot mess. Not very loving to myself. Not even into self-help yet. So obviously in that time, I didn’t love myself: Touché. But I couldn’t help but reflect on how I feel today. If I didn’t have them, would I still want them today, even though I love myself much more?
The answer is yes. Here’s three reasons why:
Just Do You
Any choices we make in life only have to make sense to one person: you. Whether it’s plastic surgery, following your dreams, changing careers, whatever.. It has to be for you. When I chose to get a breast augmentation back in 2011 it was because I wanted them for me. I had been working on my fitness and didn’t like how my boobs disappeared. I have zero regrets, as I did something for myself that I had wanted to do for years.
My Body, My Choice
Just as every other area of our lives, we have the right to choose for our bodies. Whether we want to treat those bodies with respect is up to us. Our lifestyle is our choice. Our sacrifices are our choice. And tattoos, piercings, and any other way to decorate your body is your choice. We express our individuality through our bodies, and we are free to express ourselves however we please. That’s the beauty of life, we all get to do it our own way.
Self Acceptance and Enhancements
While I will admit, if I was 100% accepting of my body, there would be less (possibly no) need to modify it in any way. But I also feel that we can want to improve something in our lives while not bastardizing what we already have. Today I love my body, and I love it even more with bigger boobs. I wouldn’t hate my body without them, but it’s an extra, like getting a few bells and whistles on your car.
While I am not rooting for or against plastic surgery in this blog, I am seriously in favour of everyone getting the freedom to choose what they want in this life. No matter what the topic. My decision to get plastic surgery is but a metaphor for anything in our lives we choose to do.
I am unapologetic in the things that I enjoy in this life. I share way too many animal videos on Facebook, but I don’t care, they bring me joy. I spend entirely too much time at home with my husband, but I enjoy his company too much to go out. I workout a lot, eat a lot of weird healthy foods, I read all the food labels, and I am obsessed with my passion to help people. I am unapologetic about that. Some people understand, but most don’t, and none of that matters, because it makes sense to me.
My life drastically improved the day I gave up caring about what everyone thought of my life and my choices, and instead I invested that energy into asking myself “what would bring you so much joy today?”
When was the last time you asked yourself this question?
Sending love, light and self-exploration,