One day, I will greet my reflection with a gleaming grin of approval.
One day, I’ll be the girl with the energetic glow, whose happiness infests everyone who crosses my path.
One day, I won’t be so consumed with my own self-hatred that I will finally propel myself forward and become all that I am meant to be.
But that day is certainly not today.
Today, I will poke, punch, and grab at my body in the full-length mirror at the corner of my room.
Today, I will regret putting too much creamer in my coffee.
Today, I will force myself to study less-than-flattering photos of myself and feel the piercing pain of every imperfection.
Today, I will graciously accept compliments from strangers and friends alike, and question their genuineness, as well as my own perception.
Today, I will swear to change.
And tomorrow, I’ll swear it again.