Along with trying to find purity in everything I do, I am constantly fighting for ways to get the most out of my everyday life. I struggle at times, because there is quite a bit of change that goes along with that.
Every single year when swim suit season comes around I always stress about the dreaded two piece bikini. I know. I know. I know what you are going to say. But I am just as self conscious about my body as the next girl. No matter how thin, or how healthy I eat, I still know where all my butt dimples are…and I am well aware of that little tummy bulge that no one else can see but me.
But this year I have come to terms with something. I have been living off and on in Florida for 3 years now, and with Florida comes beaches, and with beaches comes swim suits. Every year I sit on the sand and tan while my son and his friends have fun in the water.
Enter: My Yellow Poka Dot Bikini
Although they show in the movies lots of girls with little bikinis running, and laughing, and playing in the salty water I am going to share a little secret with any men that happen to be reading this. WE ARE CONSTANTLY AWARE OF THE FACT THAT OUR CLOTHES COULD POSSIBLY FALL OFF AT ANY MOMENT. I hate the adjusting and the pulling and the pushing and the retying that goes along with the little itty bitty bikini. Last year I opted to wearing just a tank top and short workout shorts a handful of times, over my bikini and had a blast in the water. So this year I did something I never thought I would do. This year I did what my mom always wished I would have done in my early teens and into my 20’s.
This year I bought a one piece bathing suit.
This year, so far, I have had a FREAKIN blast at the beach! Crazy I know! I can play, swim, boogie board and run at 100%…without a care in the world about whether my boob has flopped out…or if my bikini bottoms were going to still be on when I popped out of the water after being hit by a huge wave. Why on earth did I not do this before? I mean isn’t the purpose of being at the beach to play and run around? I realize when you are young and flirty that the possibility of flashing a boob might be sort of a thrill, but that was really never my thing, and it is certainly not anything I am interested in now.
I am unsure if I will ever go back to the two piece bikini. I really don’t understand the thrill in it, besides the obvious fact that you are able to tan your belly. But quite frankly who is seeing my mid section now anyway? I am in my 30’s, I don’t see myself walking around with a tube top very often…or at all for that matter.
I am thrilled with this new-found comfortable swimwear! Any other ladies out there owning their bodies, breaking the rules and strutting in their onesies this summer?! Or am I all alone on this adventure?