Hang Loose, A Story
STORY TIME 📖
Last week on vacation we had this beautiful tub that was open to both the bathroom and the bedroom. Cool feature, right?
But then *it* happened.
And I’ve never really been the same since.
I was drawing myself a bath **bent over** and making sure the temperature was just right before I hopped in.
But I forgot about the double sided thing. I forgot that my bend forward position on the bathroom side of the tub was an open window to the bedroom where the LOVE OF MY LIFE was sitting.
So there I was, bent over and it’s ALL HANGING DOWN. This sounds dramatic but trust me, it’s not. Like balled up socks in the wind 🧦, no lie.
I mean, breastfeed some babies, lose some weight, age a little, and YOU KNOW.
And in that exact moment. That exact position of my body, I hear Shane’s voice in right front of me, mid-level (so no high-angle advantage here) and he’s saying something to me.
I didn’t hear what he said I was too busy being in shock and panic that I shot up so fast.
Like oh dear GOSH NOOOO this is the *very* thing I avoid.
I looked at him and asked “what did you say?” And he said “I was just watching you and said that you look really good”.
I side-eyed him for a minute and then began to debate and say “but I was bent over! Forwards!”
And he goes “well ya look good”. Then turned back to the tv as if it was **nothing** when it was in fact ALL THE THINGS. 😧
I felt a bit sheepish for a minute and then shook that off and realized that even me in my newly confident self had things that I was holding back on, even with him.
Things like, BENDING OVER LIKE A HUMAN BEING.
I decided after that, that even if I don’t myself feel super confident about it, it doesn’t detract from my beauty in any way that when she bends, she hangs 🤷🏼♀️
And while I wish it was me to see it and say it to myself first, it was pretty cool that I could be reminded by someone else.
This story and moment has sat in my brain replaying itself over and over since it happened and it was a moment I knew I had to share.
HaNg LoOsE, friends. 🤙
Art by @StephanieChinnArt