It seems like I have been inundated with a lot of messages about all the things that I can’t do.
My grandmother (God rest her soul), who was as old school southern granny as they came, insisted that we I had to wear a girdle ‘after a certain age’ because proper ladies could not go without foundation garments. I couldn’t wear a sundress in her presence without getting a look of horror and scorn.
A friend told me that after having children she knew she couldn’t wear a bikini anymore because, ‘moms can’t ever get a flat tummy.’ Then she continued to say, even if they were ‘lucky’ enough to get their body back, the stretch marks would brand them for life with a mom bod.
One of my former co-workers told me that I could never make money doing that 'online stuff' and sarcastically told me "good luck".
At 40 years old I competed in a Figure competition in my skimpy bikini and placed...