So this week has been CRAZY busy!! At work my
boss team leader is leaving (not fun) and we are hiring 2 NEW faculty and school starts next week and I am interpreting all day yesterday and today!!! My brain is CRAZY!!
But… onto to Friday Favs!! Today I would like to tell the world about my favorite song. I will give you some background first. You see… I was a dance team member on the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s GOLDEN GIRLS!!
This is us at Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL!! I loved my team and the friendships that were made through dance team. I loved performing at football and basketball games, traveling to compete, and just dancing!!! It was good. There was one thing involved with dance team I HATED… we all HATED. It was body fat testing!!!! SO DUMB!! Yes, I understand you don’t wanna stick a bunch of fatties in mid-drifts on the court jiggling around but really – body fat testing??? And people wonder why girls have body image problems!
So… I really struggled ALOT with this. I actually “failed” a test once – failing means to have over 17.5% body fat… even thought the average women has 20-23% body fat!!! CRAZINESS!! I got so tired of people telling me what i should look like, how to dress, who I AM!!! I was fed up.
I went to a Barlowgirl concert and got a HOLY SLAP IN THE FACE with this song – “Mirror” – I think it should be the theme song for Jesus-following girls PERIOD. My mirror is my relationship with Christ – not a scale, mirror, or someone else’s opinions/expectations/body fat tests. Listen to the words – especially you WOMEN!!! 🙂 HE MAKES US BEAUTIFUL!! I know that sounds corny and cliche, but all of us need daily reminders of where our worth and beauty and joy come from – our NEW reflection.