I have a love hate relationship with South Florida. I love the weather and the beaches. I hate the traffic and the way people drive. But overall, it’s starting to grow on me. It really is.
Over the weekend, while walking around South Beach, I realized why I really love Miami. It’s quite simple actually. When in Miami, people gain an extra ounce of confidence. And to clarify, I’m referring to outward confidence and appearance. It just seems to me that regardless of what people wear, they wear it with a sense of, “I like the way I look and couldn’t give a shit about what others think.”
Now, appropriate may not describe a lot of the outfits. And there have been times when I’ve had to look away. However, regardless of shape and size, people seem to embrace their bodies in Miami. And they wear that confidence like it’s nobody’s business!
It could just be that when people are walking the streets of Miami, they are preoccupied with having fun and enjoying the weather versus what they look like. It could also be that the heat and humidity forces people to dress a certain way. Whatever it is…I absolutely love it (most of the time)! It’s contagious in a way.
This may be a stretch, but when I think about all of the above, the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty immediately comes to mind.
And I’m hoping that by the time we leave this place, I’ve gained a few extra ounces of confidence too!