When I think of the word confidence, I somehow will always have a picture of Julie Andrews dancing down a dirt road singing….”I have confidence in confidence alone.” But lately, that is what I have been wanting to sing.
My new lifestyle has lead to some confidence in my life. Confidence in who God made me to be, confidence in my abilities, confidence in the future, confidence in how I look. I love being able to buy new clothes and look amazing in them without really even trying. I love to be able to try new things and not feel silly. I have noticed that I hold my head just a little higher, I sit up a little straighter, and feel more comfortable among strangers.
I have the confidence to buy accessories that I might not be brave enough to buy before.
Don’t get me wrong, I do think you should feel comfortable in your skin, no matter what size or shape you are, but for me I wasn’t comfortable in my skin. I was miserable. I was sad and depressed and I wanted something in my life to change. I wanted something more.
So those of you that think that it is impossible to change, that your life is going to stay the same no matter what you do, you are wrong. It is possible to make a change, you have to make a decision that you will no longer settle, you have to make a decision that what you want is worth the work to get it. You have to make a decision, that doing something is better than doing nothing at all.
What decision do you need to make?