Hey there lovely people! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday (or what ever day you may be reading this) Today, or about a week ago, I decided I wanted to start a new series on my blog. I feel like I have SO much I want to talk to you about ( you reading this right now) It’s not that I don’t enjoy doing beauty, bullet journal or other posts like that, because I really do enjoy making them. However my point is just that I feel like I’m so much more then that. Like there’s a reason why my blog is called my actual name and not Karen ‘something’ bullet journaling. It’s because this blog is about me as a person, not just as the one that likes reading or trying new makeup products. LONG story short! I thought I would share my experience, thoughts and story about the subject: Confidence. Let’s GO!
Now, to be honest I wouldn’t really consider myself too confident. I mean would anyone? However, considered that I’m the age of 15 I’m really not as insecure as others might be. To me confidence is about accepting yourself, whether that’s on the outside or on the inside. Personally I feel SO grateful for being me, what I mean by this is that at our school they take bullying very seriously. Like if someone is being bullied, it’s straight to the head master’s office. In my year, not a SINGLE person bullies. Like isn’t that impressive in a way? However, that doesn’t mean it has always been like that. Growing up I did sometimes get picked on for apparently being ‘too skinny’. This felt SO horrible especially because I SO wished to be able to put on more weight, but I just couldn’t… It’s not that I ever let those people effect my life, because when you’re like 8 years old it’s not that your body means that much to you.
Now that I’m seven years older then that, I don’t really care that much about what people think of my body. Like it’s just a body, what really matters is who I am as a person. And that is exactly the only thing you really should care about. Another thing is that I don’t think I’ll ever get to a point where I’m like the ultimate 100 percent confident, but what my goal is, is to get to that point where I can accept myself without feeling a bit insecure about my skin or about the clothes I’m wearing.
Before I end this completely, I would just like to say that confidence takes time. Like give yourself time. It’s okay not to be all out there ready to show yourself, and to be honest you don’t ever have to. You do the move! And if your insecure about your body, I almost want to say: well don’t but we all know that no one can do that, so instead I’m going to say that everyone is. Yup, the girl sitting in front of you on the tube, the girl in class who’s got everything and the boy that seems to be good at everything. They’re all insecure, just like you and me.
I’ve heard a few people getting more confident by having the quote: “Fake it, til you make it” as a live guide (or at least a confidence guide). Personally I havn’t tried it, mainly because we all know one of those people that seems so confidence, that it actually make us gag, and I don’t want to be one of those, and neither do you, trust me on this one. However if you can control it, I guess you should just GO for it, and please let me know how it’s working in the comments.
Lastly, you know the put-so-much-highlighter-on-to-blind-all-em’-haters kind of people. Well I’m not trying to offend anyone here, but I just think that you should be YOU, not someone else but Y-O-U, because you’re the best at it. However, if highlighter does make you feel more like YOU, then go ahead a load it on!
Thank you very much for reading this post or should we call it my thoughts. I would absolutely LOVE to hear about your story, thoughts and experience with confidence, because that’s what this new series is about. If you did enjoy this post, please like this post and feel free to follow or subscribe with your e-mail, if you don’t want to miss any Sunday posts.
XoXo Karen W.