Dressing simply, modest, and with simple accessories is what I think is the most classy, and is actually sexy.
Being an "influencer" on Instagram and other social media outlets, I see a lot of people that dress in skimpy clothes, showing all they've got, leaving nothing to the imagination. This is at the same time as we see the "Me Too" movement. Now, I know that there are people behaving badly, slimy people, taking advantage of other people and doing quite inappropriate things. However, dressing in a manner as to show all of your assets, does not help to keep that behavior from happening to you.
I may get backlash for saying this, but cover up like you love yourself.
Did you know that you look more beautiful when you dress modestly? I mean, leaving something to the imagination is a tool that allows others to behave more classy around you, treat you with respect, wonder about you, find you more interesting, and may provide you with opportunities...opportunities that you want, and may need.
What do you think when you compare this skimpy picture (left) with this proper, modest picture (right)?
Do you feel differently about the left picture, versus the right picture? I think you can now see what I mean.
Parents, help your girls learn that dressing well will help them have success now and later. Parents, set the example for your children. Dress well. They will learn more by how you dress and behave than by what you say.
Meanwhile, I am starving. It's the 6th day of my Keto diet with the Keto 177 drops. I get to eat in a few minutes, but my impulse of grabbing something first thing in the morning is driving me crazy. My stomach is growling. I cannot step foot in my kitchen without feeling like I need to grab a granola bar. It's the intermittent fasting that is hard today. However, I think that I am getting past the Keto Flu, which is great relief. I am see results already, which is really surprising to me. I've had to increase my water intake because, when your body is in ketosis, you lose a lot of water...
"Dehydration is a known side effect of ketogenic diets, for a couple reasons. For example, on keto, you excrete more salt (more on this below). The more salt you lose, the less water you retain. ... Basically, people eating keto need to drink more water to stay properly hydrated than people on other diets." Paleo Leap
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So, my oldest was born. He was perfect. What a special boy. I enjoyed having him inside of me, his movements when I would sing, the beautiful pregnancy. Now, I needed to keep him safe in the outside world. But first, to get home and settled in.
My spouse asked family to come and see the baby. It would have been great, except he had me cooking and making their coffee the second we got home.
My mother came to help. She could tell things were not good. It was really hard for her to be there and I will forever be grateful for her coming right down as soon as she could. I enjoyed her company, helping me with my son's first bath, making sure I had some time with help. What a blessing.
I remember that first bath. Those little feet. Those little hands. That crying baby, not knowing what was going on, arms and legs splayed out.
After my mother left, I fell into depression and pushed hard to get out of it. It would be a daily battle. I had to work hard. Daily walks, multiple daily walks.
My spouse told me I needed to get back to work and I was not ready to leave my baby, especially with my spouse's family. I was still breast feeding. I was still healing. Plus, my instinct to protect my child was in play...big time.
I went into my office and spoke with my boss about working from home. I wouldn't be able to do what I was doing, but I would be able to get leads for the other account executives. My boss was one of my angels. He was decent. He was respectable and respectful. He could tell that I was desperate and in need. We set up parameters and agreed. I was to go ahead and work from home.
While working at home, I would be taking more time with my son than on work. I felt my place was to be taking care of him. I had to be watchful that my spouse had limited contact, due to factors I will not discuss here. Let's just say that he was abusive to both my infant and to me.
As time went on, there were more and more issues that set off alarm bells in my head and my body. It became more and more hard to tolerate the behavior, and to protect my son and myself from the behavior and the poor decisions.
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