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I have been intimidated to do this post for the past, nearly two, years since I first began blogging. How many of you out there feel insecure about something that makes up who you are? If you don't, please feel free to stop reading now. However, if you don't feel this way, I can ASSURE you, AT LEAST one of your friends feels this way or has in the past.
"It's time to learn to love yourself again!"
For some people it may be their lack of intelligence, their laugh, their smile, their fear of failure, their fear of being loved. I am referring to
the thing that makes each of us insecure. Correction: I am referring to the thing that we feel makes us unworthy. You as an individual may see this as something that makes you inferior, or a window for judgement from others, however, as I have said before, we need to remind ourselves how important it is to strive to reach YOUR POTENTIAL! Not the potential of the girl sitting next to you.
For me, I find it hard to appreciate myself and I find it hard to appreciate my body. I display my top insecurities in this post and I want to encourage you to do the same on your blog, if you have one, then share it with me. How many of you have ever just...let me see... felt like you were trapped in your body and it was holding you back? Or have you felt embarrassed of a certain part of your body? Or have you felt that you would be better at something, for me it was dance, if you had a body like the girl standing next to you, or if you are a blogger, the blog next door? I danced almost my entire life, and my body didn't fit the standards of ballerinas. Even now, I have many moments every day where I feel upset at myself for having a body that could not reach ballet standards. Unfortunately, so many times I look at myself and am blinded by my flaws, however, now that I am doing a different sport, I am beginning to appreciate the body type I have been given by God. As far as appreciation, I find it so hard to accept compliments. I can fake a thank you, but honestly, I find it embarrassing most of the time when people thank me, because I feel like what I do for others is expected from me. I dislike faking "thank yous" and smiles of gratitude when on the inside, I don't even thank myself for what I am doing.
"I am not sure when these insecurities began,
and I am not sure when they will end,
or if they will end anytime soon,
however, I do know that I am not alone."
Know that you too are beautiful. I am learning to accept my God-given beauty and am reminding myself that I am wonderfully made. Even if we may struggle daily to love our minds, smiles, bodies, faces, and laughs, it is important to know that we need to love the package God has placed us in. Be sure to check out this short little Bible study: It's Vital to Love Yourself! What are your insecurities?
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
Con Amor y Besitos,