Today’s post title makes me look kind of like a narcissist… but it really is quite the opposite actually. I find I have a lot of self hate for myself, and I feel a lot of other people do also, since it is so much easier to point out the things you don’t like about yourself, rather than the things that you DO like about yourself. I feel it is looked down upon to talk about the things that you like about yourself, but it just shouldn’t be like that.
Everyone has features that they don’t like about themselves, yes. everyone. even Beyonce. This post isn’t a ‘showwy off’ post, but for once I will mention the things I DO in fact like about myself and hopefully send positive vibes my way… because do you ever just have that day where you are like ‘my blog content is just not good enough, or I am just not pretty enough to talk about beauty on my blog’ because I have it ALL THE TIME.
It’s sad that I have seriously struggled to even come up with five things… why do I have so much self hate?
My hair is probably my favourite feature. Not at the moment, it needs a serious cut. But in terms of colour, I used to absolutely hate it, having ginger(ish) hair in secondary school is another story… it just wasn’t fun. But now I have grown up, I love it. It is unique. It makes me, me. I like what my hair looks like naturally when it is curly, and I also like it when it is straight. I have never been one to do anything hugely inventive with my hair, I guess because I just kinda like it, just in it’s own natural way.
I feel I may have been blessed with naturally long eyelashes, they may be blonde and seriously annoying to cover up with mascara, but at least they are long I guess. Why do us girls even want long eyelashes anyway?
Ah my nails. I get asked a lot ‘are those your real nails?!’ And I reply yes. People ask how I get them to be so long, and I am really proud of my nails at the moment, but they never used to be as long as they are currently. I used to be an absolutely terrible biter. TERRIBLE. And then one day I just stopped. As I began to notice that I was suffering from OCD symptoms, feeling anxious just at the thought of nasty germs really helped in letting my nails grow. I just didn’t want to bite them at ALL, I was scared to.
Some people might think my nails are gross. COUGH, my boyfriend. He calls them claws, but I do love them. I feel they make my stumpy hands / fingers look longer and more feminine, I love the tapping sound they make, but wow I get scared when I catch them on things!
My skin is something that I am growing more and more confident about each year. Being really pale has had a serious impact on my body confidence for the majority of my life, but I really am beginning to feel better about it all. I am not going to go out to the shops in a bikini any time soon, but I am taking baby steps.
I get the occasional spot on my face, usually when I am on my period. . . TMI sorry, a little patch of dry skin on my forehead and around my nose, but other than that I guess I really am very lucky when it comes to my facial skin.
I always knock myself down about my creative abilities, and say I am not creative at all, which is silly. I do a Graphic Design degree for gods sake! As usual I compare myself to others far, far, far too much.
I love being a creative being, solving any design problem that comes my way. Throughout my childhood years I always had an interest in arty things. I loved painting, creating collages, having just a bit of a messy play.
I am thankful to say that I have managed to take a degree in which I will enjoy the job at the end of it. I guess that is all I can ask for in life, is to be happy within my chosen career path. (surrounded by people I love) I could have participated in a ‘smarter’ degree, but I just wouldn’t be happy with the job at the end of it, I live to be creative.
PS, please tell me you love the cute little berries that I have drawn myself in my blog header!
Hope you enjoyed this post lovelies, I feel a bit bad that I have been like ME ME ME, I like this and this and this about me, but this was seriously a hard one to write, I struggled to think of five things, and five really isn’t that many! I think it is important to like things about yourself, otherwise you can get yourself down. REALLY DOWN, particularly with all of the beautiful people all over Instagram, showing off their ‘wonderfully perfect’ lives.
I guess I kinda feel better about myself now when I look back at this post, I’d hope you can think of 5 things that you LIKE about yourself, and please share them in the comments or write up a blog post! Sending positive vibes lovelies! You are all beautiful and don’t let anyone ever tell you anything else!
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