So I was going through some files trying to locate something, when I stumbled upon a quote picture I'd obviously seen and liked and saved from either Tumblr or Google or Twitter. I'm not entirely sure!
Credit to whoever made this... :)
I can remember why I must have saved it. Because I can relate to it so much!
We're all different and we all have different likes and different things that make us amazing. It's true, life WOULD be boring if we were all the same. We should definitely celebrate the quirkiness of ourselves more often.
I often felt/still feel now to a certain degree that I stuck out at school just because I didn't really wear makeup much because I tend to get eyeaches and that means if I was wearing makeup I'd probably smudge it. So I didn't. I suppose in some aspects I looked "plain" compared to some of the other girls in my year, who'd dye their hair all kinds of colours and experiment with the boldest makeup and fake tan.
I guess it was just natural that I would look different. I'm as pale as you can get and I have really big frizzy/wavy/curly whatever you want to call it hair. And didn't wear makeup too much and if I did, it wasn't a lot.
I did feel different and still do now to be honest, but the thing is, if YOU feel comfortable in yourself then that is the main thing. Fuck what everybody else is doing. This is you.
Obviously sometimes, these girls who are like the ones in the picture, don't get enough credit for how amazing they are, because they are overlooked. But honestly, if you are making yourself happy and feel confident about it then all is good!
Trying to deliberately change yourself for a certain person or group at school or whatever, just won't work in the long term. You won't believe it yourself, and there is no point lying to yourself. It's best just to accept that sometimes we are different and unfortunately school is a big example of that. School is just generally a place where there are loads and loads of people who are often trying to fit in and therefore there will be times in your life where you may feel as though you are the odd one out or that you don't share the same interests with the people around you on your table in maths or your assigned work partner in biology. It's okay!
As long as you are confident in yourself and show no sign of caring about what others think of you. It's all good.
Remember that secondary school is a confusing time, things will be regretted and often, the funniest bit is when a trend which you didn't go along with at the time is brought up again and the people who went along with it are cringing, you can sit there knowing you missed a potentially cringe fest!
Basically, what this post is saying, for me is, is to accept yourself and accept who you are.
I'd also like to add in Bruce Jenner's quote from the documentary which was:
"Everyone deserves to be loved for who they are"
Thank you so much for reading this blog post!
I hope you are having a good day and enjoyed this little blog post!
Love & Hugs