You are all so lovely. Curvy is beautiful, thin is gorgeous, tall is lovely, short is splendid. Every single one of you, including myself, has something special to offer this world. It makes me so sad that we live in a world that has ever told someone that they aren’t enough. No matter what you look like or what you wear or what music you listen to, you are enough because you being here has made the world a little bit better. Never be afraid to show people what you are made of because it is magnificent. You can make a difference. You can change something that needs to be changed.
I have struggled with self image since I was old enough to think that I wasn’t good/pretty/thin/tall enough. When I was a little kid, I would run around catching butterflies without a care in the world. I wish so much I had stayed in that stage because as I got older I started to notice that I wanted to be different from how I was. I went through life thinking, “My friends are prettier than me. My friends are skinnier than me. Boys like my friends better.” These thoughts held me back from being the best me that I could be. I constantly judged myself and told myself that I needed to be better because I wasn’t enough… whatever enough was. I don’t want anyone to go through life like that. Growing up was so hard. It has gotten easier because I have started to realized that I am beautiful! I am tall and curvy and funny and I wear all the right clothes for my body and I listen to all the right music for my ears. When those scary “not enough” thoughts start to creep in, I push them away because I know that I am a work in progress and I always will be, but everyday I am getting better and stronger.
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