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Listmania: Currently I am

On my usual morning social media read, I stumbled across a new linky party by Deb from Home Life Simplified. It’s brand new for 2013 and has a new list of prompts each week.  The linky is open for a week so if you are a blogger then come along and join the party!

 This weeks prompt is Currently I am:

 Reading: I just finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I quite enjoyed it.  I think I’ll read a Janet Evanovich one next as I like to have a filler in between ‘heavy’ books.

Listening to: Napoleon. Devil Spawn has taken a liking to the movie. I’m just waiting for the disc to die from overuse.

Laughing at: The phrases that Devil Spawn comes out with. It’s amazing seeing how his brain works when he comes out with some of the stuff he does! 

Swooning over: In light of the Breastfeeding debate that was sparked by a woman getting asked to leave a pool, the images of Ryan Gosling that are circulating. He thinks Breastfeeding is sexy 😉
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Body Love

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If the ‘fashion world’ is to be believed, plus size starts at size 12-14. I call fucking bullshit! How on earth are we supposed to portray to our children that size isn’t everything, when a world that is so dominant to a teenager is telling them that they are ‘overweight’ at a size 12-14.  There is so much outrage…and yet nothing is done.  

When will it be that a woman is recognised for her brain, her voice, her passion and not the size of her bra, shirt and short short skirt?
 
Loving my body is something that I have always struggled with and continue to struggle with.  It doesn’t matter what size I am…I hate it.  I stand in front of the mirror, poking and proding, picking out things that I do not like.  I have always felt a strong disconnection between my body and my mind. My mind is strong, my body is weak. 
 
This isn’t about hate though, this is about love.  I don’t hate my entire body, I don’t know if that is entirely possible. Even at my lowest of lows, when poked and prodded I could eventually come up with something that I liked.  As I have gotten older, I have realised the strenght that my body has. The things that I have put it through and it’s come through the other side virtually unscathed.  Every weekend I thank my liver for being a fucking trooper.  That bastard puts up with a bashing!
 
I have lived through OD’s that if left untreated could have done severe damage, drank things that were intended for cleaning purposes only and still my body is reasonably ok. I have reflux that hurts like a bitch when I forget my meds but other than that, it’s doing ok.  I had someone lace my drink with turps and yet all I felt was a couple of cramps. Like I said my body has copped a hiding.  It still does the stuff I want it to do! It might put up a hell of a protest but we get there in the end.
 
I have cut it, burnt it and scratched at it.  I have tried to destroy my body in any way I could. Still it’s here, doing the shit it’s supposed to do.  It might not look the way that I want it to look. Does anyones?
 
I birthed a mother fucking baby out of my body.  I felt like a beach ball with legs, and still my body did everything that it needed to do.  It created this little Devil Spawn. It was amazing and scary all at the same time but my body did it.
 
Do you love your body? Has it kept you in awe at the amazing things it can do?
 
Link up for #RCThursdays below.  This is the last one for the year so lets go out with a bang 🙂

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