Thursday, January 20, 2011
The title pretty much says it all right? The perfect pretty girls. We all know them. They're perfectly thin, have the shiniest hair you've ever seen (seriously), dazzling smiles, flawless make-up & you'd rob a bank to own their shoes! They're the people you see & you instantly hate. I was watching a youtube video today & the girl was just ridiculously pretty & thin-she just seemed perfect & I instantly thought to myself "Wow, I wish I looked like her" & started critiquing myself & pointing out all the ways I didn't look like her. But then I caught myself & was like why?! Yes she's beautiful & had a great figure but I thought to myself, what is so great about her that she makes me want to put myself down? I suppose it's natural to have some insecurities, things you would change about yourself but I seriously resent the idea that I have to look a certain way in order to be pretty. I donít need to look like that girl or any celebrity to be pretty. In general I am a pretty confident person, I wasn't always that way though. I credit a lot of my confidence these days to my wonderful Bill who tells me everyday how pretty I am & refuses to let me put myself down-he makes me feel like a perfect pretty girl so I believe I'm a ďperfectĒ pretty girl & if you believe certain things they become your actions so I act like I'm a perfect pretty girl & I tend to be far less judgmental about myself. Though I have to work at it-there are times like today where I have to catch myself & say wait no-she may very well be one of those perfect pretty girls but so am I-so there really isnít anything to be jealous of. I never feel bad about myself until I start comparing myself to someone else. So that's the point to this blog today. Stop comparing yourself to other people. You're AMAZING just the way you are & you know that until someone comes along & tells you that you're not because you're not like so & so & you believe it. You should be able to walk into a party full of Victoria Secret models & not once think ďI wish I was more like them.Ē Stop telling yourself Iíll be pretty when I look a certain way or when I drop a few pounds. Beauty comes from confidence & who you are as a person not what you look like-thatís not an opinion itís a fact. I hope Iím not being too ďpreachyĒ I just want people myself included to stop saying I wish I looked like her or I wish I was that skinny. You really are perfect because youíre you-donít let anyone take that away from you-not even yourself. So there you go-Iím talking to myself here too, Iím guilty of doing it too, but itís time to put a stop to that & make a better effort of changing ourselves for the right reasons not so that we fit into societyís ideas of what we should be.
By the way though the pretty girl who sparked my little little tirade here is actually really good with hair & makeup & such so if you wanna watch some good tutorials on her youtube channel heres the link: www.youtube.com/user/Bri