Loving My Size While Prioritizing To Be Mentally & Physically Healthier as a College Student

Loving My Size While Prioritizing To Be Mentally & Physically Healthier as a College Student

My name is Bailey, and I am a student at Illinois State University. I am studying

marketing and was lucky enough to get an internship at Seeing Thngs. Right from the start I fell in love with what the brand stood for. I think it is important to know Seeing Thngs is not just a clothing brand, but it is a way of life.

The first time I talked to Brittany, she asked me how I empower women and what I do to feel empowered myself. It took me a minute to give her an answer. I had never really thought about it before. How do I make other women feel confident and strong everyday? I believe my answer to her was giving compliments, and letting others know I believe in them when they are not too sure of themselves. How do I empower myself?

Well, that is easier said than done, and I believe we all feel that way at some points. All through high school I was the same weight and size. I had no idea what it meant to gain weight, watch your body change, or to put on your favorite pair of Levi’s to find out they no longer want to button (the worst part in my opinion)! I started to gain weight through my sophomore year of college; I watched my newly woman body grow hips, and some more curves in places I did not even know was possible! I will not lie; it was so hard at the time. Trying to figure out what my new size was and what looked the most flattering on my new body. I say new body because that is what it felt like. I did not feel like myself. I think that was the hardest part.

Finally, I came to terms with it. I no longer pay attention to the extra weight. I have
learned to love my body. I take care of myself, and I am mentally and physically
healthier now than I was when I was that tiny little thing.

Having my own story, just like most women, I felt like I could really connect with Seeing Thngs. Like I said before, they are not only a clothing brand. Seeing Thngs is a community that promotes healthy and confident lifestyles. Making sure every woman knows how beautiful, smart, and strong she is. The cute clothes are just another amazing benefit.

Only Love,

Bailey Turnbaugh

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