Jul 10, 2019
👙 Bikini Wars
Ahh to be young!
For me, every July starts with the hope that this is the year I will go to a beach and actually enjoy myself. And, by the end of July, I just await the end of summer so I can finally put on boots and a sweater.
I am too old and self-aware to worry about what I look like in a bathing suit but each summer it’s the same thing. “If I just lay this way or turn a little this way, this won’t stick out, roll over, fall out or drop down.” These thoughts have been literally going thru my head for decades. I mean, I don’t even understand why I care so much anymore. But just this past weekend, there I was on a beach contemplating rolling over on my lounge chair and suddenly I was so overcome with fear, I didn’t move for an hour.
What is it about me and bathing suits? True story, I owned one bikini my entire life – and I was 3. I swear I remember thinking this ruffle on the skirt, is not a good idea. I am not a vain person – as I type this, I am in my office in stretched out leggings from Target, barefoot, with no makeup on. I’ve been walking around with an inch of gray hair showing thru for 2 weeks already; but a once-a- summer trip to the beach is enough to make me insane.
I guess we all have our quirks, right? I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who would rather wear cashmere than lycra. Am I??
Have you overcome a bathing suit phobia? If so, please email me! I need help! And if you care to share what irrationally sends you over the edge – feel free to share that too. Misery loves company as they say!
Off to the hairdresser…some things I can control!
Risa Barash, Founder & Owner & the entire Fairy Tales Hair Care Family