I used to be terrified to go to pool parties or beach gatherings. I NEVER wanted to show off my body because I never thought it was good enough. I did not like my reflection in the mirror. I’d come up with excuses like 'I’m on my period' so I could avoid having to show myself in a swimsuit. But how about now? I’ve been working on not caring about what other people think of me! It’s tough for a naturally self conscious person, but I remind myself that I cannot let their judgments control my life.