|Well, in 45 days it will be!|
And how will I commemorate the day? Well, I've decided I want to throw a
REALLY BIG PARTY!
On the night of Day 364 I want to gather together all of my closest friends and family, and all of the Bay Area body-image activists I can wrangle in. I'm thinking: the fabulous team at About-Face, Marilyn Wann, of FatSo?, the crew at The Body Positive, the creative geniuses behind VolluptuArt, and more (am I forgetting anyone?!).
I'm envisioning cool music, delicious beverages, yummy munchies, and body-positive decorations all over the place. We'll schmooze and booze, mingle to fun tunes, and take lots of pictures. Then, when the clock strikes midnight, we'll all toast to my crazy year and I'll go check myself out in a mirror. (Note to self: purchase a very large mirror for this purpose.)
About the first look: I'm weirded out by the idea of a "sudden" reveal in the mirror. It adds too much pressure to that one moment, and I don't want to feel like a makeover reality show! I mean, what if my first reaction isn't so great? I've brainstormed with friends, and here's what we came up with: We'll cover the mirror with a collage of images and positive messages that remind me of who I am on the INSIDE. I'll take the collage down, bit-by-bit, to see myself gradually while keeping in mind what really counts. I'm psyched!
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