Today’s article is inspired by Emmy Rossum’s social media post and comments about what she actually weighs. I came across her message this morning and felt called to action. I love the concept that you weigh what you’ve accomplished in life, not a number on the scale. I have never paid much attention to the scale because I prefer to look and feel good on my own terms. Today, I will let you know what I ACTUALLY weigh, in honor of Emmy Rossum’s post.
The number on my scale read 114 pounds this morning. I’m gaining weight and trying to add muscle to my string-bean frame. But, the scale doesn’t show everything:
- A dual-major college degree from Albright that I attained in 2.5 years of insanely hard work and perseverance.
- A healthy mind, body, and soul that I have been improving on every single day of my life.
- A blog that has been developing and growing over the past year.
- The ability to create and write every single day of my life.
- A job that I love.
- A strong relationship where we both strive for perfection but pick each other up when we fall.
- A beautiful 3-bedroom home that provides sanctuary, shelter, and tons of memories already.
- A family who loves me no matter how far apart we are.
- Childhood, high school, college, and work friends who I have met and kept throughout all stages of my life.
- The ability and privilege to get out of bed each day and be the best person that I can be.
You might look at me and judge my weigh, good or bad, but know there is so much more to me than just 114 pounds. And there is so much more to you too! I encourage you to reflect on your life and think about what you really weigh, because at the end of the day, the scale doesn’t matter. YOU MATTER.