Don't even get me started on our school prom. I haven't bought my dress yet. I'm not going with a boy. But I'm so happy about it. I tried on a dress, which I think I love, in John Lewis. It's plain and certainly not puffy, but it's elegant. And that's how I want to look. Understated.
I think I'm very lucky having body confidence even though I know my body is not "perfect". I just think that there's nothing I can do about it, so either I just get on with it or waste my whole life moaning about it.
Let Amy explain to you about her Project Perfect idea:
"I decided that rather than focusing on the negatives about ourselves, which we are ALL guilty of (including me!) then I thought that it would be nice to do a little blog post about what we DO like about ourselves. I think that young people never want to admit that they like something about themselves because other people would think they love themselves a bit.
SO... I want you to help me out and hopefully it might help you feel better about yourselves whether you have body issues or not. Anyone can do it and if you do decide to do it then I will post your link on a dedicated 'Project Perfect' page. If you do want to participate, this is what I would love you to do:
1. Post a photo that you like of yourself and say in a couple of sentences why you like it.
2. State some things that you DON'T like yourself but say why others may love to be like that.
3. State 3 things that you DO like about yourself."
Here is my Project Perfect post
This photo was taken of me just before we went into see One Direction, hence the
manic ecstasy mildly contented expression. I like this photo because it shows me at one of my most happy times of my life and without having a care in the world. Also, my nose doesn't look too wonky in it.
Three things that I don't like about myself, but turned into positives:
1. My height. I think I'm about 5'8", which doesn't sound too tall, but at aged 16 where the majority of boys are still shorter and for someone who has a lot of smaller friends, I do feel a bit out of place. Although, some people may love to be like this as it attracts attention and, of course, you can see over a crowd into the eyes of Harry Styles.
2. My nose. I used to have a lovely nose. It was small, slim and just lush. But I broke it this time last year. I had it "fixed" under general anaesthetic but it's nothing like it used to be. It's a bit curved and looks so in photos. On the other hand, some people may say that this adds character to a face.
3. My thighs. I love my legs so I wear shorts a lot, but my thighs though are quite large so they don't make my legs look as perfect as I'd like them to. On the other hand, curvy girls are the way forward.
Three things that I like about myself:
1. My hair. It's long, thick and blond. I'm lucky that if all else fails I can still make my hair look nice.
2. The fact that I have no chin. It's a conversation starter. It's funny. And, if everything, including my hair, fails at least I can still make people laugh.
3. My hands. They are small and cute. I have quite nicely shaped nails too so I wear nail varnish as often as I can because I think that it 'makes' an outfit.
Please get involved with this. It's such a great idea. I feel so much better in myself after writing this post. It's as if it is like a diary where I can just write and write and write without the fear of being judged. By the way, you're all beautiful. xx