Once again I'm updating with a Sunday Round Up on a Monday. I think I might just change the name to an extremely catchy "Sometime around Sunday 'Sunday Round Up'"....
|Our restaurant of choice [source]|
I was out last night with my friends for pizza and chips at an Italian restaurant, it was so nice! We then had a drink in a local pub and a good old catchup. In all this time I totally forgot about blogging but I've got quite a few posts/videos that I want to share with you which I've loved recently so I can't help but post them up anyway!
- First off, I've been loving Zoe & Louises videos together, it's so nice to just see two people having fun and not worrying about being all professional or serious on Youtube. This video had me laughing my head off! I think sometimes there's a lot of pressure to be 'perfect' in videos because of all the criticism which is usually left on the Youtube comments. That must be really hard and make you end up second guessing everything about yourself, so I love how they're both so genuine and laid back about it all.
- Following on from that, I came across two amazingly good videos on self confidence, and being who you are no matter what anyone else has to say about it. This one here by brittkneegirl1 talks about how you may admire girls for this or that whilst thinking it's unattainable for yourself, when really you're only seeing the 'finished' look, they don't actually wake up with perfect hair/skin/bags of confidence etc.
- On a similar topic, I loved CarlytheBarbie's video on body image, self worth and the idea of 'Real Women'. This is a topic that I'm quite passionate about so I might share my views on this in another post when I get a chance. For now though I'll just say this: I think it's horrible that women such as Carly experience a lot of criticism about their body ('you look anorexic', 'real women have curves' etc) which are seen as 'valid' simply because Carly reaches the media ideal of a slim body.
For some weird reason a lot of women outside this weight group think that because they're attacking an imposed ideal, it's ok to criticise anyone who might fall into that ideal, rather than attacking the media which imposes this view in the first place...
You would never go up to an overweight person (I hope) and ask if they have a disease, which is what an eating disorder is, simply because of their weight, so why would it be ok to say this to a slimmer girl?
The bottom line for me is this: women come in all shapes and sizes just as men do, and for every shape/size that a woman is there's a person out there who will fancy it.
Example: I like men that are around the 5"8/5"9 height. So does that mean that every guy who is way taller or shorter is somehow inadequete? Of course not! He's just not the right person for me, but perfect for someone else's taste. Another example is all of my friends are total different heights, shapes and sizes, yet we all attract equal attention on a night out so to me that just proves that men are attracted to different physical characteristics just as we are!
- Finally, Emma's post on handling stress was so, so helpful, and if you are anything of a stress head like me then this is worth a check out. I literally worry about everything and anything, so it's nice to regain a bit of perspective and find ways to calm myself down!