Last year around this time I saw women all over Facebook posting photos of themselves in their Lands’ End Swimsuits in honor of Swimsuit Confidence week. I flipped through every single photo in awe – in awe of the confidence and strength that these women had for posting photos of themselves in what almost every woman considers one of their most vulnerable states – in a swimsuit!
I’ll be honest – I’m extremely self-conscious in a swimsuit. No matter what size you are, I suspect that for most women, this is the case. When I look in the mirror at myself in a swimsuit – all I see are my imperfections. It’s not fun. Actually, it’s enough, in the right state of mind, to bring tears to my eyes. So when I clicked through photo after photo of these strong, amazing women proudly wearing their Lands’ End Swimsuits last year I was amazed. I wanted to find each and every one of these beautiful women and show my approval via a chest bump – go, girls!
Of course, it was easy to say – my photo wasn’t up there. I was safe.
This year Lands’ End reached out to me and asked me if I would participate in this year’s National Swimsuit Confidence Week. Y’all – I almost choked on my chocolate chip cookie as I read that email. This was one of those moments where I was being forced to put my money where my mouth is so to speak – how could I say that what those women did was so amazing if I wasn’t willing to put myself out there as well?
So, I’m proud to say that this year, I too have Swimsuit Confidence. Thank you so much Lands’ End, for inspiring me and essentially pushing me to stand up and be proud of who I am and what I look like – no matter where life has taken me. So, as terrified as I am to put this on the internet where people will find it forever and ever…here it is.
I have Swimsuit Confidence.
Do you have swimsuit confidence?
Join women all over the country as they post photos of themselves in their swimsuits on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Also, every day this week the folks at Lands’ End will be hosting Twitter parties – just look for the #confidence hashtag from 1-2 pm EST for a chance to win Lands’ End gift cards!
Disclosure: Lands’ End provided me with this swimsuit for my participation in Swimsuit Confidence Week. I love their suits and have purchased many out of my own pocket – though the one I’m wearing was sent to me. My opinions are 100% my own and receiving this suit in no way influenced this post.