Good Morning readers! This post is obnoxiously early because I really couldn’t sleep last night. There was just something that was wracking my brain. That something is a struggle I think all men and women go through. This struggle is the constant need to keep up with appearances. The ebb and flow of how people perceive each other seems to be a constant battle that we are all fighting against ourselves.
You cannot tell me that before you leave the house you aren’t thinking about how others will perceive how you look. Now I know this may seem really shallow and ridiculous, but you and I both know it’s a fact. No mater how much you want to tell yourself, “I don’t care about what people think”, we all know thats a load of shit. Of course you care about what people think.
As a girl who lives in South Florida the rat race to keep up with appearances is real. It is a constant battle with waxing your eyebrows to making sure your the right amount of butt cheek is peeking ever so slightly out of your jean shorts. I know for a fact that girls are not the only ones being plagued with this problem. I know guys are constantly trying to have the newest sneakers, the better car, the hotter girlfriend. Life seems to really just be a race of whose hotter.
Ladies and gentlemen, can we please start doing these things for ourselves instead of doing it for our Instagram followers? I know that I am totally guilty of the appearance game, but I think it’s time to break the cycle. It’s time to be comfortable in the skin you’re in (or the jean shorts your’e currently rocking). Let’s do things for the pleasure of self. If you don’t want to wax your eyebrows, then don’t. If you don’t want to get the newest pair of Lebron’s because you know you need to save your money, then don’t get them. If you cant breathe because your waist trainer is to tight, then take it off. If your hungry because you are on some bizarre cleanse, then eat (I bring this up because I am currently on a cleanse). Let’s love ourselves for who we are and for the brain in between our ears. The days of keeping up are over (leave it to the Kardashian family, they do it better).
Let us break the cycle! It’s time to love yourself for who you are! Trust me, self confidence and positivity are all you need… to be completely honest, it’s contagious. Instead of a cycle of shallow image based obsessions, let us love who we are for exactly who we are. It’s okay to have bad eyebrows. It’s okay to be thick. It’s okay to have a bad hair day. Just remember people love you, and before that love your self.