I’m Loving Me.

Listen, there is NOTHING wrong with having self love. There’s nothing wrong with having confidence and taking pride in yourself. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

I’ve struggled with insecurities. So many of them. I will never lie and say otherwise. Confidence has never been a strength of mine.

I’m a social butterfly that dreads meeting new people and going to new places because of low self-esteem and social anxiety.

I always feared that people would see me the way I see myself in the mirror.

But, I’m putting this mentality behind me now. I’m checking my insecurities at the door.

I am who I am. I struggle with my weight. I have dark circles under my eyes. I don’t like my smile. But, I am so much more than that.

I’m a wife. A friend. A daughter. A sister. A believer. A photographer. A lover of all people. These qualities far outweigh my own insecurities.

I’m loving me. I’m loving me for all I am, and all I have to offer. And, you love you for all you have to offer, too. We’ll get through our insecurities together.

It’s time to start looking in the mirror and seeing past our flaws. It’s time to start seeing everything that makes us unique and beautiful. It’s time to embracing ourselves.

I’m preaching to myself here, too. It’s time to take my own advice.

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Be You. UNAPOLOGETICALLY. 

I have some advice for you, so listen up:

Stop apologizing for who you are. Do not be ashamed of being unique. The world has a serious shortage of originality these days. 

 You are allowed to be different.

You are allowed to have a mind of your own.

You are allowed to be happy with yourself. 

You are allowed to be you. 

Insecurity can set in and be a real downer. We have opinions being shoved down our throats from every direction on how we should look, feel, and act. Everyone wants to fit the mold. But why? 

Make your own mold. Make it unique and beautiful. Throw some glitter on it. Make your mold be set apart from all the other ones. 

Don’t worry about all the other people living the life of no originality. Let your personality shine so bright, people need sunglasses to look in your direction. 

Be fearless in what makes you happy. You only get one life to live. Don’t waste it being afraid of fitting into society’s definition of greatness. Worry about YOUR definition of greatness.

So here’s to all of you: 

The dreamers. The bookworms. The loners. The artists. The athletes. The misfits. The thinkers. The workers. The people. 

You are all your own kind of beautiful. ♡

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