It's OK To Love Yourself.

There's something that's been on my mind for some time now I felt like it would be a perfect topic to write a blog entry on. I'm going to start off by saying that it's perfectly OK to think you're pretty and it's perfectly OK to love yourself whole heartedly. You should love yourself. You should think you are pretty - want to know why? Because you ARE. The only time that becomes a bad thing is when you think it makes you better than someone else. Because you are not better than someone else, and the sooner you understand this concept the easier your life will be. 

The part that I don't understand is why is it societal sin, especially as a woman, to be confident? Why are healthy self esteems viewed negatively? There's a pop song by a little boy band (maybe you've heard of them?) that goes a little something like this, "you don't know you're beautiful, that's what makes you beautiful." Why? Why aren't women allowed to recognize their own beauty? And if they do, why are they shamed for it? Or told they are just full of themselves? We need to be lifting each other up rather than bringing each other down. If there is something you don't like about yourself, you can work to change it, and if you can't change it you can work to accept it rather than drowning yourself in self-hate. The body and face you have is the only body and face you'll ever have. You're the only you there will ever be. And as always, remember that everyone has someone they don't like about themselves. If there's something about yourself you don't like, well, you're not alone. But I like to think that our imperfections are what make us perfect. I don't want to turn this post into a complete rant some I'm going to stop myself while I'm still ahead. I just really wish confidence was the norm amongst women, because it is so clearly not. Lift yourself up and all those around you. And just know that it is ok to love yourself and think good things about yourself. 

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