Feeling beautiful is a choice that you can make every day. According to a survey by Dove Research 96% of women avoid using the word beautiful when it comes to describing how they look and feel? I wish I can say that I surprised by this but to be honest I am not. In fact I am pretty sure I am in the 96%. I have never felt like I am the pretty face in the crowd. In fact, I do everything I can to get out of taking pictures and I avoid looking in the mirror as much as possible. If you follow me on any social media or even on my blogs you have probably noticed that I don’t post a lot of pictures of myself. But I realized that I am missing out on a part of life. I recently came to that conclusion when my dad died and I realized that I didn’t have any current pictures with my dad with me in them. I am doing my best to try to get out in front of the camera more but it is hard when you look and you don’t like what you see.
No don’t get me wrong this is not a poor me blog post it is more about if you don’t like things than change them. First I am working on getting this excess weight off that I have gained over the last year. And the next thing on my list is to get dental work done to fix my teeth. I hate what they have become. But as you are reading this blog post you are probably looking at the picture in my sidebar and wondering why do I have a picture of myself there.
Well folks I will admit that when I saw this picture I started focusing on what was wrong but then after a few hours I went back and looked at and realized the positive. I have always loved the colors of my eyes and I am like wow Amanda from Amanda Tyle Photography really made them pop. I can honestly say that for the first time in a long time this picture made me feel beautiful. Yes I am not smiling but that is probably one of the reasons why I feel so beautiful.
So tell me is this struggle to excel at being beautiful real for you as it is for me?