Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Accept the things I cannot change

Why is it that we're more willing to accept flaws in others than we are in ourselves? As humans, aren't we constantly preaching that to truly love someone you must love yourself first? Yet, time after time, we belittle and degrade nearly everything about our own self.

Carrie Bradshaw's curly hair is beautifully wild, but our own ringlets are unmanageable and a nightmare. Scarlett Johansson's body is wonderfully curvy, but our bodies make us cringe.

As I'm marching onward towards 30, I'm really trying to so some soul searching. I'm trying to be my most authentic self, i.e., someone I can really be proud of. With that, I've learned there are some things about myself that I'm just going to have to get used to if I want to be at peace.

Here are 5 things I've learned to accept about myself:

1. My thighs will always be a little thunderish no matter how thin the rest of me is

2. I will always cry at sad/happy movies, TV shows, commercials, etc.

3. My handwriting will never be as perfect as my mother's

4. I'll always be directionally challenged, even directionally ignorant at times

5. I'll never be able to turn down a cupcake

What are you willing to accept about yourself?



  1. I don't think I'll ever be able to turn down a cupcake either. Great post!!! I read somewhere instead of concentrating on something about your body that you hate, focus on something you love and stare at that (i.e. eyes, smile, killer calves, whatever!).

  2. I try hard to accept myself, I do. You are right. It's so much easier to tell it to others!

  3. I can find my way home, but not with the help of N, S, E, and W. I never know what actual direction I'm heading.

  4. LOL these really made me laugh. I think they are wonderful traits to have and make you uniquely you. I too have thunder thighs but that's okay. My thighs like each other. I found your blog through thegirlwholikestowrite blog.


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