5 Perfect Flaws That I Embrace – Tag
I am not afraid to admit that I struggle with self acceptance and self love at times. I am only human. There are many times where I have looked at myself in the mirror just to pick myself apart. At times I have felt that I wasn’t “pretty enough” or that I don’t have a true purpose – and the sad part is, I know I am not the only one who does this and feels the exact same way. Today’s society makes us feel inferior. If we don’t fit into this “specific mold”, we start to feel as if we aren’t enough.
That’s why I decided that it’s time for me to STOP. I am done picking myself apart, and I am so over feeling like I don’t have a purpose. It’s time to embrace who I am as a person. My flaws are PERFECT. Instead of shaming myself and my so called “flaws”, I want to embrace them. I want everyone to know that I LOVE all of me, and you should do the same.
I wanted to create this tag – The 5 Perfect Flaws Tag, which encourages others to write about their perfect flaws, and hopefully we can better love who we are as a person, no matter what “society” thinks.
After I share my 5 Perfect Flaws, I encourage you to write a post sharing your 5 perfect flaws! After you create yours, tag 5 others to do the same! Self love and acceptance is so important!
Perfect Flaws #1 – Uneven Hips
This is going to sound crazy…and I know I am probably the only person who notices this, because like I said, I have picked myself apart many times before… BUT, when I was younger I got diagnosed with scoliosis, my doctor said if I grew anymore I would have to have possible surgery or a brace. This terrified me as a child. I was lucky though because I didn’t need the surgery, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t struggle.
My back would ache more often than not and because of scoliosis I have uneven hips…I know it doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but I noticed whenever I looked at my body in the mirror.
One hip sticks out more than the other and they aren’t proportionate. I can’t explain it, but growing up I always hated the way it made my body look. Society forces “perfect body image” on us, and I never understood why. No matter what body type you have, you should embrace it and love it fully. I used to hate bathing suits, yet everyone would always tell me “why! you are so skinny, shut up!” The truth is, I was so self conscious of my hips.
I am now embracing my whole body and loving my body just the way it is.
Body shaming doesn’t just happen with one body type, body shaming happens all the time no matter what body type a person has. You are either “too skinny, or too fat.” Body shaming is wrong no matter what… I am learning to love myself day by day. The more positive words I speak to myself about the way I look, the more confident and happy I feel.
Perfect Flaws #2 – Acne
Let’s face it. Many of us have to deal with acne, and it’s not fun. Just when I think my breakouts are gone, they come back! Even in adulthood…it just won’t leave me alone.
Growing up I was so self conscious because of my acne. I wouldn’t feel pretty, and I wouldn’t want anyone to see me without makeup on… I admit it. There were times that I would seriously cry because of my skin. Makeup was like a security blanket for me. High school is tough, you just want to be liked. I felt that I would never be liked because my skin wasn’t “flawless”. How silly does that sound!?
It was tough for me. But I am so happy to say that I am beautiful, acne and all!
I know I am not the only one who deals with acne. We see all of these “gorgeous” faces online, and on Instagram. “Look how clear their skin is!!!” …But do you know how many are hiding their blemishes, their scars, and their acne? Instagram isn’t reality. It’s so easy to alter a photo.
I am so confident when I leave the house now, I almost never wear makeup… Ironic, because I do LOVE makeup and talk about it all the time… But I have finally accepted myself with and without makeup! Now if I am wearing makeup it’s because I WANT to, not because I feel like I have to.
Remember that you are beautiful with and without makeup! Acne is natural and it doesn’t make you any less beautiful!
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Perfect Flaws #3 – Giving a Damn
This is probably my biggest perfect flaw; caring too much about what other people think. I tell myself all the time I need to stop caring so much. It seems as if others care so little. But you know what, I am not ashamed for caring. I like to think I have a huge heart and yes I am sensitive, but that gives me character.
I may get upset if you say something harsh, but I will be the first one to point out something I love about you, and I will be the first one to cheer you on.
If having a big heart and caring about others is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
So many have told me in the past to stop caring about what others think and say, but instead – I will take what they say, and do everything I can to prove them wrong. Kill them with kindness.
Perfect Flaws #4 – My Voice
Do you know how many times I have listened to myself talk and would just cringe at the sound of my own voice… WAY TOO MANY TIMES…People have made fun of my voice before. They say I sound congested, peanut butter in my mouth, etc. I have finally learned to accept it. I LOVE my voice.
& here’s why: I only get one voice, so I must USE it. & It’s a beautiful voice. My voice can make a difference. & so can yours! So love the voice you have!
That’s what I am learning.
Perfect Flaws #5 – I am a College Dropout
“Go to college, you’ll get no where if you don’t”,
“The only way you will be successful is if you get your college degree.”
“You didn’t finish college? Ha, go back…”
I’ve heard it all. You’re right, I didn’t finish college, and I don’t regret any of it. I tried college… mind you, the price of college makes my stomach twist and turn. It wasn’t for me. I wasn’t happy.
I know many look down at me because I don’t have a college degree, but I don’t let it get to me. I want to prove to others that you can be successful with AND without a college degree.
The cost of college is high and some just can’t afford it. PLUS – I didn’t want to pay thousands of dollars for something that wasn’t bringing me happiness.
Society says, “Go to college.” but I say, “No thanks.” … Maybe if it was affordable i’d be there, but as for now, I love my life and I won’t let society make me feel inferior.
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Now it’s your turn, I want you to create a post sharing your 5 Perfect Flaws that make you who you are. Because you are beautiful, and you are perfect! Embrace yourself, love yourself.
Would love to see your posts so send them to me or Tag me in them (:
Until Next Time,