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I Want To Love Myself

I know it's normal for there to be things you don't like about yourself. Almost everyone wishes they could change little things about their hair, bodies, or whatever. But for some reason, I feel like I am extremely insecure with myself and it just keeps getting worse as time goes by.
In high school I always felt like I didn't belong and graduated early just to get out. And mirrors are the worst. I seriously avoid mirrors because I cannot stand looking into them, especially if I am not wearing makeup or didn't try to fix myself up enough. I wish I could say I am beautiful and smart and all of those things but I can't. I always find a reason to hate myself and compare myself to others.

I wish I knew a way to get rid of these insecurities because deep down I do NOT want to be like this. I wish I couldn't care about my looks or what other people think but it really gets to me...
justbefree justbefree 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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You are stunning

Beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder... but I believe that being beautiful is all about how one feels inside and not just one's physical attributes. Your insecurities are all in the wrong place at the wrong time. Try and know that you should always love yourself to be able to love others as well.

I can't understand why you would feel this way -- you're beautiful! But sometimes when people around us put us down, tell us we can't do this or that, or whatever, we tend to subconsciously listen to them, and forget to listen to our inner voice. I have suffered from this problem too for most of my life. Please read my story called "I Have Become Two People".

Know that you are special, realize you are beautiful, and never forget how lucky you are to be alive! After all, the world doesn't have to think you are beautiful, but you do! That being said, I really do think you are a beautiful girl (don't worry I am not hitting on you- not lesbian). Gain some self confidence chica! But also remember, "beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart"!

your beautiful!

Who in your life put you down a lot?