From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
We’re at that awkward stage of life where we’re not old enough to be adults, but not young enough to be considered kids anymore. We have responsibilities but still aren’t trusted to go to the bathroom without having to ask first. Yeah, I know. It sucks.
One of the main things I’ve noticed is how down I seem to get when my edges aren’t snatched, or the fact that I can’t ever seem to get my eyeliner winged for the gawds. Self-esteem, as I’ve been told, isn’t something that comes once you reach a certain age; it’s something that you have to start developing from now in order to build upon it successfully.
So what that your booty is small? So what if your boobs aren’t as big as your best friends’? Who cares about the fact that you have acne scars? Those are all things that are temporary and insignificant, and will never define who you are.
Think of yourself as a caterpillar, preparing yourself for your future. You don’t know how you’re going to look, you don’t know what you’re going to be; all you know is that you need to start building upon it now. Before you know it, you’re going to be so wrapped up in what you’re doing that you won’t even notice the changes you’ve gone through! Maybe you’ve finally stopped being self-conscious about your gap, or perhaps you’ve become okay with having little boobs; beauty is about loving the skin that you’re in and embracing your whole entire self.
I know that it’s hard especially looking at shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians & seeing these seemingly perfect teenagers and wondering what could’ve possibly gone wrong while you were being made, but we need to stop being so hard on ourselves. They have glam squads that help them look that good. No huuunnnny’ ‘oh no she didn’t wake up like that”!!!
Beauty isn’t defined by your hair type, the size of your hips, whether you’re light, dark or somewhere in between. Beauty is supposed to be an extension of your inner self and the ability to walk with your head held high like the Queen that you are. So spread you wings, little butterfly.
What are some ways you’ve built your confidence? Who’s your favorite celeb beauty?