Monday, March 05, 2007
I was watching Grey's Anatomy with my husband the other night. They showed one segment where a man wanted to be a woman. He was taking hormones to make this happen and wanted surgery to complete the process.
Without being judgmental I just said "I feel sorry for people like this. They feel lost in their own bodies. They can't accept who they are. They just don't like themselves."
Then my husband said to me "What about you when you keep wishing you were a size 2?"
No wonder I felt sorry for the guy on Grey's Anatomy. I can relate to wanting to look like someone else and feeling lost in myself. I don't feel like how I look. I feel like a very young and vibrant person at times, yet my body doesn't always follow suit.
I guess the answer is accepting who you are now, but not to the point of keeping yourself there if there are health risks and you are just not happy with yourself.
One day at a time...