I'm not at all trying to start a debate with this note, the last thing I want is drama about the topic. I just want to share an experience I had on my Honeymoon with you all and what it did for me.
Like most people, I have body issues and at times am embarrassed at how I look but this is something I am desperately trying to change. In my effort to change my body outlook as well as have a more positive outlook on life, I decided to do something bold today so Blane and I visited a clothing optional beach and swam and relaxed... well, you surely get it by now?
There were so many people swimming clothing free and seeing so many people embrace their natural selves was so beautiful! Nobody gawked at us, made us feel out of place, and it was so nice to see so many others partaking in the moment, just as we were. It was an incredibly empowering and soothing experience and I'm so glad we did it! I'd happily do it again next time we're in Florida! I'm starting to love my body and this experience helped so much! There were so many people of different shapes, sizes, and ages, seriously, it was a beautiful experience!
I'm not trying to change who I am completely but I am trying to be more bold, more open, more carefree, and more at peace with my looks and who I am and this was a great step in the right direction. I left the old me in Florida and brought a more confident me back home and I am so excited about that!
For anyone wondering, the beach we visited was Apollo Beach. It has many areas for people to enjoy, including areas where people ARE meant to wear clothes. The entire beach isn't 100% nude, but it has a section meant for nudity.