jenn loves her legs [a love letter]

I'm super pumped to introduce y'all to Jenn of With Luck today. She's one of the first bloggers I really connected with and I know we're going to have an awesome friendship beyond the blogosphere, even though she lives all the way up in Pennsylvania. She's creative and so supportive, which are two things that I believe make a great blogger.  Without further ado, take it away, Jenn!

Disclaimer: These letters are personal and vulnerable, but important to share. Please be sensitive of that if you choose to leave a comment. Body shaming will not be tolerated.
[previous love letters: me // jess // elissa // kristina // danielle // kirsten]
shorts 
shorts: a rare sighting
To: My Legs I've always been known as a confident person, which is why it usually comes as a surprise when I say that I've always had some body image issues. Like a lot of ladies can probably relate to, my body never quite fit the magazine standards. So why am I writing to you, legs? Because you have probably taken the majority of the heat over the years- and for that I am sorry. You may not fit the mold of a Cosmo cover, but you are the best legs I could ever ask for. I appreciate the fact that:
You are strong & supportive.
You care about my health, so you take me on runs. You want me to feel powerful so you continue to work hard one squat after another during each trip to the gym. You want me to appear more graceful than I am, so you supported me throughout all of my dance classes in my younger days.
You are beautiful & kind.
You want me to see the world, so you walk me places. You want me to be versatile, so you put me at an awesome height to comfortably wear heels or flats whenever I want. You know I hate mornings, so after snoozing my alarm one too many times, you kindly lift me from my bed and take me to the Keurig.
... and we are stuck together.
As hard as I try to wish away the fact that your a tad bit wide and you always touch, we're stuck. So instead of complaining that you rub together when I run, I'll just wear some leggings to keep comfortable. Instead of complaining that you're too big for the pants I'm lusting over, I'll just buy the bigger size and get them tailored. Instead of shying away from shorts, I'll find a length that flatters you both. Or at least I'll try because things like fun summer dresses? Please - we were made for them!
warrior dash
There are worse problems to have than a little thigh touching by two strong legs, right?
With Luck

6 comments

  1. oh man, i can totally relate. my legs help me play roller derby. sometimes it sucks buying pants too big at the waist so they'll accommodate my legs, but at least i'm not the only one!

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  2. I want to write a love letter to myself! I know just the body part.

    http://threeinchstitch.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow this is such a great idea, very inspiring. I hope this encourages more people to take time and write themselves a thank you letter instead of bashing their own bodies.

    We are all beautiful :)

    apinhead.blogspot.com

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  4. this is a beautiful letter to your legs, jenn!

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  5. Yay for beautiful strong legs!
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  6. Thanks so much for having me, Nic! I'm so glad you invited me to share this!

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