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June “BE”: Confidence Slipped in a Split Second

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Identity’s June 1st quarterly calendar issue is here! Check out founder Susan Vernicek’s newest “BE” Blog, Be Confident.  Keep an eye out for how Identity is changing and expanding. Feel Beautiful Everyday!™ with Identity.

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Yea, You ARE Pear Shaped…Could you imagine hearing somebody say that to you?

Even if they didn’t say it intentionally, it would give me a quick flash back to all the times I was stuffing my face and regretting it. Ha-ha. In all seriousness, a woman did say these words to me and in that “OMG, you ARE a pear shape” tone.  Therefore, I feel compelled to share this experience with you.

I was on my way to Maryland to go dress shopping for my best friend’s wedding.  It was the quickest and easiest dress shopping experience I’ve been apart of yet. On the other hand, the getting measured part wasn’t all that easy and fun.

It was my turn to go in and get measured by the extremely friendly boutique owner. She was really friendly and it was a beautiful boutique. Anyway, she was measuring my chest and waist and states, “Wow, you are really tiny…” I laughed and said, “Wait until you get to my hips.” Now, I am allowed to say this about myself jokingly, but when she got to measuring my hips, she said, “YEA, you ARE pear shaped!”

Pear Shaped

Dun-didi-dunnnnn, my heart stopped and my confidence dropped in a split second. I know she didn’t intend to make me feel self-conscious, but she did.  I then felt slightly depressed and thought about the gym and what I needed to do right away.  I was trying to blow it off, but it was hard. It stuck with me for about two days and I just kept hearing her voice in that tone “Yea! You ARE pear shaped!”

To ease the pain, I joked around about it with my family and friends. We all laughed because it was kind of funny. But my point is that we really do need to watch what we say all together. Not only do we need to watch what we say, but we also have to work to stay strong so when something like this is said to us, we can blow it off or learn how to interpret it in a healthy way.

I wanted to share this with you to show you that it is an everyday challenge to be confident and that’s okay. I accept that, and I will take on the challenge to handle my emotions when somebody doesn’t think before they speak.  If you have any tips for me, or other women who experience this as well, please share below in the comment section. 🙂

What’s new in Identity:

As you know, June 1st is our quarterly calendar issue. Soon we will have an editorial calendar for you to keep track, but for now this is how we roll:

Weekly: Every week, Identity releases 3-4 new articles!

Monthly: Every month I write my “BE” blog. Which is short for “Beautiful Everyday”. My articles are on my experiences, stories, etc. Also monthly is a new Most Wanted Product. After reviewing products and accepting that they are cool, fun, different, inspiring, etc., they are allowed to be featured in our most wanted section. Check them out!

Quarterly: We initially started as a quarterly online magazine, so we kept our Q&A Expert section, Faithful Features section and our Horoscopes to be quarterly.  So every June 1st, Sept 1st, Dec. 1st and March 1st, these features will be new!

Feel Beautiful Everyday!™


Susan Vernicek – Founder & CEO
Helping Women Get All A’s in the Game of Life – Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™

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Identity is a National online magazine that empowers women to Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Through a hand-selected team of writers and expert Q & A columns, our mission is to empower women to get all A’s in the game of life by accepting, appreciating, and achieving. We believe that once you accept a situation or circumstance and show gratitude and appreciation for what you currently have, it is then that you can achieve at a greater level within yourself and your life.

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