What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see someone who is too fat, do you see someone who is too ugly? Whose lips are too thin? Whose thighs are too big? Whose boobs are too small? Whose eyebrows are too wild? Well I think it’s about time we all looked in the mirror and saw a badass whose flaws are what make us beautiful. Because it’s true.
Our imperfections are what make us unique, our quirks are what make us individuals. Because, beautiful person reading this, you aren’t one in a million. YOU are one in 7.5 billion.
I’m coming close to turning 20 now, and after what has been maybe my toughest year yet, I’m learning to accept my flaws and imperfections. Oddly enough, I’m actually coming to feel comfortable with them, and even maybe occasionally love them. For example, here’s a random fact about me that you probably don’t want to know. On my right middle finger I have a jet black hair that grows and stand up straight. I call it my Alfalfa (I’m a Little Rascals fan, what can I say?!), and this week I plucked it out, even though I know it will only grow back. I miss that little bugger. I came to feel comfortable with it being part of me.
I take my makeup off at the end of another difficult day, and my evenly distributed and almost perfectly skin matched foundation lies on a makeup remover. It’s gone, and all I have to keep me company at night is myself. So I have had to learn to like myself, and most days I do a pretty damn good job at it. I might not be what everyone expects, but I’m a badass. I may have my days, but I NEVER give up. I know my worth. When I take my makeup off I’m left with the same black bags under my eyes I woke up to, I’m looking into the mirror at the same acne scarred skin that I cleansed that morning.
We are all beautiful. All of us. Some of us may be more outwardly beautiful, some of us may be more inwardly beautiful. But measuring yourself on either scale on a daily basis is the equivalent to unhappiness. I’m not a great blogger, I’m not even always a great person, but I am ALWAYS a great me.
One day, if you don’t already, I hope you will see just how beautiful and valuable you are.