I wonder what it is like to feel like all those amazing looking people on Pinterest. They always seem to be so happy and perfect. I know that everyone has their own problems, but what would it feel like to be that girl in that picture, in that moment? To have the most perfect skin, body, outfit (prom dress, etc.), hair, and what seems to be as if they have everything put together perfectly. I feel bad for making assumptions about whoever they are, but there is a small chance that they truly are perfectly happy.
That is what I want to feel. It is absolutely insane that people cannot feel that way. To not be happy with what you have or how you look. The whole love your body movement right now makes me feel even worse about my insecurities. What is even worse, I had convinced myself that I would change these aspects of my body to make me happier.
Why on earth would that be the answer. Why should happiness be based off the way you feel when you look in the mirror? Instead, when looking in the mirror we should be grateful to even be able to do this. We were given a chance to live.
So why should people be able to dictate how you feel and the choices you make? Why is there a norm, or a standard to follow? I want to be able to be comfortable with the choices and decisions I have made for myself and not feel like I should have gone with what everyone else was doing. I want to make the most of where I am in my life and where I am going. Why should anyone feel differently.
If you don’t like what you are doing, stop and think about why you are doing it and if you should really be there. If you do not want to be in school, or at a job that does not make you happy every day, then DON’T. Odds are you will make the right decisions in the end. It will not be easy, but if you were happy you would feel that things in your life are 10x better than they were. I regret none of the choices I have made about my life changes, but I feel like I cannot be happy about them if other people are constantly telling me to do what they think I should be doing, or what other people do. I try not to listen to these people, but it leaves me wondering what it would be like if these standards/expectations did not exist.
Taking the time to stop and smell the roses will make you appreciate what IS not what COULD BE or SHOULD BE. Enjoy the little things…
Simply because all you can do is your best.