Thursday, March 5, 2015

Reclaiming Insecurities

We all have them.
I can guarantee that as soon as you read that word, a list began to form in your mind. 
Teeth with stains from childhood medical issues. A soft stomach. A nose with a big bump instead of a nice slope. Thighs and hips double- maybe triple the size seen in magazines.
Those are just a few of mine. Trust me, the list could go on and on. 
I have never been confident in my looks. The comparison game? I was a pro. I would instantly break down my body and score it against the world's standards.  

We live in a world of airbrushed beauties, size zero models and every other commercial on the television is advertising makeup to cover every imperfection and cream to lift every wrinkle. It is so stinking easy to be negative and pick a part our flaws and insecurities, but it doesn't have to be that way. 
It's not easy, but when you start to accept your so-called flaws, you begin to realize that they are special. 
Those imperfections are you. Embrace it. Each quirk is what makes you unique. 
Be an example for young girls who are constantly weighing themselves. Be an example for ladies your own age debating nose and boob jobs. Heck! Be an example for me when I hate my legs and I'll be an example for you when you hate your smile. 
Because I love your smile. 


  1. This is all so true. I think everyone is guilty of belittling or comparing themselves to someone else. There has only been a few times in my life that I was happy with how I looked. During one of those times I had a friend that would tell me what to eat, or say don't you want to work out so you can loose some weight. I remember thinking who the hell are you to make me feel bad about myself. I'd have to say my husband helped get rid of a lot of my insecurities. When you have people surrounding you that remind you how wonderful you are, it becomes easier to let go of some of your issues.

  2. Love love love this. I've seen a serious improvement in my overall days when I choose to love myself instead of sit and hate or nitpick.

  3. Great perspective Victoria! We all have our unique qualities that God has blessed us with. What we see as imperfections, our heavenly Father sees as marks of beauty. We shouldn't be comparing ourselves with the picture perfect ideals that society has set for us, but rather with the unique abilities and calling God has placed upon our lives. :)

  4. When I was in beauty school I felt like I really saw the dark side of the beauty industry, but also saw an incredible opportunity to encourage others in being confident in the way they actually look. It was while I was in beauty school that I stopped wearing makeup--seeing so many girls afraid to be seen by their family and best friends without a full face of makeup made me want to actively be an example of someone confident enough to go natural.