Hey, love. It's really hard not to be insecure in a world full of what looks like perfection, isn't it?
Firstly, it's important to know that almost EVERYONE has been in that place where they feel illegitimate. They feel like there's something wrong with them. They're too much, or they're not enough. BUT, I call bs! It's so important to remember that YOU are the only you walking on this planet right now. You are the only person with your very personality, sense of humor, your walk, your giggle, your heartbeat. There has NEVER been another you. There will NEVER be another you. And if you aren't you, to the fullest... You're depriving anyone and everyone you've ever met of meeting someone who is literally one in seven billion. SEVEN. BILLION. You've got so many things going for you that nobody else does. Think about those things. Remind yourself. And when you're feeling negative, literally just shoo those thoughts and emotions away. Because you are rad!! You are beautiful. Look in that mirror. Look at that beautiful work of art staring back at you. You are beautiful as a whole. Of course, when we zoom into the paint strokes and cracks in our reflection that weren't meant to be zeroed in on and picked apart, we are going to dislike it. We are going to feel bad. But you know what? Everyone is a little wiggly somewhere. Everyone has a few stretchmarks. Everyone has pimples and hair where they don't want it, once in a while. Everyone can pick themselves apart until there is NOTHING left but flaws, flaws, flaws.
But you know what? It's a waste of energy. It's a waste of time. When you can look and see things that really are special about you. Your eyes, your smile, your shape. The colours in your hair. The freckles or birthmarks or moles on your skin, or lack thereof. You are a masterpiece. Realize that. Believe it. Live like it.
Act like yourself. If people don't like it, or think you're crazy, maybe it's because they don't have the guts to be as bold as you will be. Maybe it's because they've got closed, uncreative minds, and they're set in their ways. They won't actually tell you that they don't like you or that you're crazy, most of the time. And if they do? Brush.. Er, shake it off! Because you are beautiful and letting someone DEFINE you, instead of defining yourself when they don't even know the whole YOU that is there, but only the tip of the iceberg.. That would be a shame. Chin up, love. You're gorgeous. I'm not just talking about your appearance, either. The way you talk, your heart, the personality that lives inside of your skull. Your mannerisms. Mostly, in short, everything. Take care. And be confident. You deserve that much. xxx