I am writing this now, but because I slept past sun-down (see yesterday for a more comprehensive reason why; I had to recover), I have to wait for tomorrow to have my shoot. I know, I could do a selfie in the terrible light of my bedroom. Or I could do what so many other fabulous bloggers do and have an internal photo-shoot. But other bloggers must have nice lighting. Don't get me wrong. We have nice lighting. But it goes by the name of ambient. Candlelight has more wattage. The most light in our house comes off the screen of my i-Pad. It is not ideal. Also, my Sartorialist inspired outfit—if I pull it off, and probably even if I don't—deserves more. And so I will wait until tomorrow and take this moment to tell my tomorrow's self a few poignant and wise things.
Use sunscreen. Actually, don't. The book I am reading says sunscreen could actually give you skin cancer. Now, whatever you do—and the you here is all you out there, not my one-day-older self—do not take what I am saying here as a truth. There is so much supposed scientific and psuedo-scientific information on both sides of every question that it is more prudent to treat science, in my opinion, as a type of faith and just pick something to believe in. At the moment I am going with vitamin D over skin cancer as some theories say vitamin D is a cancer preventative. It also has lots of other esteemable properties. So instead of 'use sunscreen', like the old song, I will say, use vitamin D.
Stay true to who you are. People will want you to change, people will want you to be different. You will want to pretend to be something you are not because you think life will be better if you are that something. But true to who you are is cleansing and empowering and the older you get, the more you will realise that all those things you thought were important are not. It may take quite a few years to be okay with that idea though. It will be worth it.
Forgive yourself. The biscuits you will eat later today are just a small relapse and tomorrow you will be strong. And then the next day is 'eat what you like day' and you can be weak again. And try to be nice to yourself when scales day comes around. You're only human, and you're only addicted to carbs. Give yourself a little slack.
And lastly. If you keep watching Hannibal, it will be another series you have to 'maintain'. Wednesdays, nine forty-five. Stop now.
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