Oh you read the title right. Yep. My final blog post (for my assignment) is dedicated to me. And no I don’t mean in a selfish way. I decided to make the last post about the most important thing that I love. Me. Saying I love you to someone is difficult but looking in the mirror and telling yourself I love you while meaning it is the hardest.
Growing up I was painfully shy and felt extremely awkward in my body. I was quick to notice while other girls had curves and were short I was tall and thin. I felt uncomfortable. I vividly remember being 10 years old and thinking that I wasn’t even cute. Cute! Nope, didn’t see it. And it wasn’t until after high school that I stopped caring about what other people thought and cared about what I thought about myself. I learned to embrace everything I didn’t like about myself. I also made sure to give myself compliments because at some point I started to believe them.
Now I see myself differently. Now I love who I see in the mirror. She isn’t perfect. She has her faults and her ugly days. I still have a long way to go. But I know that the reason I am able to love who I am is not only because of me but because of who I’m surrounded by. Friends, family and dare I say it God (although him and I are still a work in progress). But overall I’m happy with the face smiling back. So in honor of loving myself I’ve decided to not only share my favorite pictures but to share some of the cringy ones I’ve taken over the years.
Oh the cringe is here…
Still cringing. Currently hiding my face behind a pillow.
Okay so some improvement is happening.
Okay I’m starting to breathe.
And that’s me now! What a beauty!
Looking through these photos I’ve changed a lot. And no not just in height! There are three things I noticed.
- I was a cute toddler! Like seriously! Way to go mama!
- I have and will always have a big cheesy smile.
- I will forever make funny faces in the camera.
I guess some things never change…except my hair color.
Now my assignment has come to an end. I hope you all enjoyed the ride! And I hope I get a good grade!