We all have days that we feel less attractive, not as funny, not as smart, not as successful, not as great as our friend/colleague/acquaintance, etc. Comparing yourself with others is a battle you will never win. Its a battle I have personally fought for many years and I continue to fight daily.
*Maybe I am not that great of a makeup artist
*I don’t have as many Twitter followers as others
*They are so many better bloggers out there than me.
*How can I ever run a charity company and be successful ( This is a new adventure I have embarked on)
*My 3 boys are wild how can I ever compare to those “Perfect” moms out there.
The list goes on of my daily internal battles, have I become my own enemy?
Recently I posted a “Selfie” on Social media and it received a fair amount of likes and comments, Ill be honest it made me feel really good. I asked myself am I relying on others to fill my love for myself. Before the shoot I was freaking out my hair sucked. Colby my almost 4 year old kept opening the door when I was showering, playing in my makeup, older boys Kameron and Ryder were fighting as brothers do. My dress was wrinkly, I forgot to shave my armpits. How could anyone think this photo of me is good. I critiqued it like you wouldn’t believe. But there it was very clear I AM MY WORST ENEMY!!!! Nobody saw my unshaven armpits or knew I couldn’t find the perfect color lipstick, or that I wanted to wear my hair waving instead of straight.
Do I have confidence? Absolutely, BUT I do get shy and nervous often.
Do I get Discouraged? All the time, I found a quote online that I look back on frequently ” You have the patience, the strength and the passion to achieve your ambitions, your goals and your dreams all you have to do it try.
Do I try? Everyday!! I try hard to be a good person, Mommy, partner, friend, daughter, sister, small business owner, artist, writer, neighbor.
I am not “PERFECT” nobody is. There are so many people out there that love us unconditionally so why can’t we love ourselves unconditionally?
You just have to LOVE yourself!
They say be fearless, be brave, be bold! Seems to be easier said than done.
I say just be yourself!!!
I know this is not makeup related or fashion related but it has everything to do with BEAUTY! Beauty comes from your heart and soul and with that I know I have a big heart and a beautiful soul. Its ok to have those days because you are not alone. Nobody is going to know you are not wearing your favorite lipstick! Your relationship with yourself is the most intimate one you have, let yourself flourish, shine, diminish negative thoughts, people, always celebrate small milestones for they will lead to bigger ones if you have faith!
I love all of you for visiting my page and reading my blogs, liking my post, sharing my page and for supporting me.
My Favorite Quote ” For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone” – Audry Hepburn
XOXO! Thank You… Ashlee