I know, I know. The first few hot days of the year are tough, because NONE of us are ready to pop on shorts and a tank. 

My fellow ladies:

I know what some of you are thinking. “It was winter two weeks ago and now it’s 80 degrees and I have swamp a** but I am NOT READY to wear summer clothes!”

Preach.

I feel like all of those Ariel vs. Ursula body memes wrapped into one. Plus I’m Irish, so I go from transparent to skin-on-fire in a nanosecond. I hate winter, but I love the “covered in clothes from head to toe” part.

Will my shorts still fit when I wake them out of their hibernation? Do I have any tank tops that WON’T cling to every crevasse around my mum tum? WHAT IF I JIGGLE?!??

Some of you are self-confident women- warriors who don’t care either way and you’ll be in a sun dress tomorrow. I salute you.

It’s taken me 35 years to stop caring, and I implore you to try it. It’s freeing. It’s magical. And you’ll also find out that most other people are too worried about themselves to worry about what YOU look like.

You know what I think when I see somebody scantily-clad when it’s hot out, whether they’re a size 8 or 28? NOTHING. Because they’re dressed for the weather. If you REALLY wanna draw attention to yourself, cover up with a sweater and yoga pants when it’s 80 degrees. People WILL stare and think, “my gawd, she must be hot in that.”

Put those shorts on. Rock that tank top. Get out and enjoy the weather, cuz we’ve been b**ching about it for six months.

Oh, but your body isn’t “bikini ready,” huh? Well, are you alive? Then you’re ready.