Why I Love The Lane Bryant #PlusIsEqual Commercial So Much

I know everybody is going to have a lot to say about the new Lane Bryant commercial, it’ll either be really positive or sadly negative. I usually keep myself away from these types of topics because I don’t want to put more fuel into the fire, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted to talk about it. One night I was watching regular TV and I was really into the show I guess because I didn’t feel like switching the channel in between the commercials like I mostly do and this was the first thing that popped up.

Fashion commercials have never really interested me before. Something about it though made me want to watch it and I felt very different about it. While I watched these fiercely hot women walk straight ahead in black lingerie and fancy clothing. I didn’t notice the sizes, just the look on their faces when they strutted towards the camera. I was so aware but proud of these women and whoever came up with the idea of having them model Lane Bryant clothing.  I say I was “aware” because for the first time in my life I saw these women as beautiful creatures! For a long time, I’ve noticed changes in how I look and react at the differences of others. I’m happy to say I’ve stopped looking at the ugliness in others. I’ve said “every person in this world is beautiful.” but I feel like I’ve never believed it wholeheartedly. I still secretly judged a person by their shape and size. I have been thinking for many months now that if I can learn how to accept myself and disability, then I can teach myself to look past another person’s insecurities and accept them for who they are!

I’ve been gaining a lot more friends through Twitter that have invisible illnesses. I’ve only been around people and children that have physical and some mental disabilities while in school, but now I’m talking to ones that have chronic pain. And I thought I had pain! I have an aunt that always had bad migraines while I was growing up. She went to the emergency room quite a lot, majority of the medicine she was given from doctors never worked as well, and she was basically miserable. She didn’t start to have less of them until she went on the road with my uncle in the semi. I’ve learned terms and conditions that even my mom, who’s a nurse, doesn’t even know! I’m pretty sure she’s still trying to figure out what M.E. is! The moral of the story is that I’m starting to understand the differences and rewrite my wrongs.

Nobody is the same and I’m happy that I’m coming to terms in seeing this world in this light. We need to continue to change the focus of what this world thinks is beautiful and normal. We need to shed more light on these subjects: looking past a person’s size and changing what we don’t know or understand. I think if we did that, everybody would be more aware of their surroundings and would have hardly anything to judge anymore!

Bucket List Chat Questions

12011191_10205112973764179_8859821034477901116_nIt’s the third week of the month and last night I hosted my second US blogger chat on Twitter! It was definitely a success! Literally one day after the first time I already figured out what I wanted to talk about for the next time and I was so excited. Now that I know this is kind of permanent, I have decided that I would do my chat a little bit differently than how others host their chats.

Even though these chats are mostly for bloggers living in the United States. Sometimes I see others from Australia, England, and/or Ireland joining in while it’s either very late at night or early in the morning. Anybody is allowed to join the chats as long as they use the hashtag in their tweets so they can join the real conversation with others. I wanted to create a comfortable environment for everybody. Since everybody seems to enjoy those random topics that allows you to relax and they’re not always about blogging at all. That’s why I chose to talk about music in the first chat I hosted. It was new for me, an easy topic to come up with questions and I wanted something fun and hopefully people would enjoy it just as much! This time I wanted to talk about bucket lists!

I have a giant Bucket List – actually I have three of them total! The main one and then there’s the other two: Things I’ve Done and Things I Don’t Want To Do. I first came up with my list back in 2012 but I’ve always had one stuffed back inside of my head of different places I want to travel to one day. When I discovered Pinterest that’s when it all actually became a list. It grew into an actual list of crazy, random things that do not go together at all! The others formed a little bit afterwards. I’ve done some pretty interesting things in my life. I’ve played mini golf, never gotten a hole in one, but it’ll come one day. I’ve owned a varsity jacket and own a bunch of cats. And then there are the ones that are little good things to cross off your list. People might think they’re little things that nobody would care about like going to the zoo or have bare feet all day. People would love to be able to cross of those two things off their lists but they may not be able to. As far as the things I never want to do, surprisingly that’s a small list. At the top of my head the things I don’t want to is skydive (because I’m deathly scared of heights) or be rich.

This week’s questions have shortened a bit. From 10 of last month, I came up with only 8 this time around! I added two more as little bonuses! I would really like to read your answers. Leave a comment below or post on my wall of my Facebook page! At this point I have no idea what I want the next topic to be about. It might be about childhood favorites or standards as a person/blogger. I have a whole month to figure out! Next month I’ve given up my normal time to another blogger to host so I’ll be back in November! =)

Have you came up with your own bucket list? When did you start building it?

What are your Top 5 places to travel? Or if you are a travel blogger, what were you’re favorite places so far?

We can’t forget about the food, if you were to become a foodie. Which state or country would you like to explore?

Since I’ve discussed my other lists, are there things that maybe you don’t
want to do? What are some of the smaller things you’ve been able to accomplish in your life?

We all have things we want to live to see accomplished, what is yours?

What is holding you back from doing what you want to next?

Tell me what is the craziest thing that you wish you could do?

What was the last thing that you thought you wouldn’t do but yet you did?