A Letter to my 24 year old self
March 15, 2011 § 5 Comments
It’s time for a change.
Guess what? You’re beautiful. Yes, you really are. Learn to appreciate the beauty within and outside yourself. Stop frowning when you look at yourself in the mirror. All your little imperfections are beautiful. The moles? They make you you. Your eyes? They are not a boring brown. If you look closely, you will see the beauty in them. Your thick wavy hair? Be thankful for it. Your pointy ears? They are awesome. Your lips are gorgeous.
Stop letting the things assholes have said about you in the past affect you, affect your self-esteem, and your insecurity issues. You’re beautiful and your husband loves you. Smile more. Be happy. Laugh. Laugh a lot. Laugh every day until your stomach hurts and tears are in your eyes.
Enough with letting your past continue to haunt you. Enough with not standing up to your mother. Enough with putting yourself down. Those jeans look great on you. Enough with not loving yourself. Stop being afraid to say what you have to say. Stop holding back.
Stop with the excuses. Enough with the “I’m not good enough” attitude when someone suggest you bake cakes for weddings. Enough with not thinking you can get up on a stage and shake your ass in a burlesque show. Enough with being too insecure about your body to have a boudoir shoot, taken for yourself to admire your beauty. Enough already with letting your daughter learn how to hate herself by watching you hate yourself
It’s time to start to be thankful for what you have. Every day. Write it down. On a post card. To yourself in your journal. On Twitter. On Facebook. On Tumblr. It’s time to start smiling. Smiling at strangers. It’s time to open your heart to new things and experience life in a way you haven’t before.
You deserve to have be happy.