I found this and fell completely in love with this for a couple of reasons. The first is pretty self explanatory - it's just a very uplifting quote which I love - especially when it comes to self esteem. The second reason I fell in love with this is because it feels like it's me. Which means I actually quite like myself at the moment... Shock!
This isn't me saying I hate myself. I don't. There was a period in my life, as with every woman or girl, where I really didn't like who I was. However, I'm 25 now and in a really good place in my life which means some of the other stuff just pales into nothing. I have a great job, it's stressful and hard work, but I do love it and it's taken me a LONG time to get to one I love. I have an amazing family who are always here for me, I have a great little house that I own, the best friends and I love my boyfriend. Plus I have the cutest cats in the entire world.
So let's go through this one by one shall we?
I don't have an amazing figure or a flat stomach. I'm far from being considered a model but, I'm me. I eat food. I have curves. I have more fat than I should.
I mean really, it's so true. I've never been a skinny person, I've always had some curves and I do love my curves - they're just me. I do have more fat than I should but I'd rather eat food I really like than starve myself and worry all the time, calorie counting and getting bored. I love crisps, I love chcolate, so sue me. Obviously there are some parts of myself I've love to be a bit more toned, but that's life and my theory is if I'm too lazy to get off my arse and do something about it, it obviously doesn't bother me that much.
I have scars because I have a history. Some people love me, some like me, some hate me. I have done good. I have done bad.
There are parts of my life I wouldn't want to relive, but they have made me who I am today so really they are a part of me forever. Not everyone is going to like you, and that's not a bad thing. It just means you weren't meant to be friends. Oh well - find a new friend, or just stick to the ones you have. I have a few really close friends, rather than a large group of good friends and I prefer it that way.
I love my Pj's and I go out without make up and sometimes don't get my hair done.
Pj's are honestly the comfiest things aren't they? When I work from home I tend to laze around in my Pj's all morning, I don't do my make up and I don't do my hair. O well, I'll live. Yes, I am a beauty blogger and I love my beauty products but at the end of the day - who cares if I do my weekly food without make up on and my hair in a ponytail that I put it in the night before?
I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. I am who I am, you can love me or not. I won't change. And id I love you, I do it with my Heart!
I spent a long time trying to change for different people, being someone different with every person and I knew and it wasn't a good way to be. Right now I'm happy with who I am and I have people around me who love me for me and I love them right back. I'm not going to change, I don't want to change and honestly, they don't want me to change either.
10 years ago, even 5 years ago I would have looked at this and sighed. Perhaps even two years ago. If you're at that place where you read this and don't feel the same as me - don't worry! You WILL get there. It will take time and patience, and it will take work. But ultimately, only you can make yourself love you. You can have people around you that tell you you're amazing etc - but you won't believe it until you hear it from yourself. So start telling yourself.