It’s okay to not love everything about yourself. We’re all human. Everyone has things that they’re insecure about and would like to change. But, at the same time, it’s important to embrace these traits, because it’s what makes us unique.
As you can see from the title of this blog post, this article will be all about my “perfect imperfections”. I have seen this tag going around on the internet and I found it incredibly refreshing to see so many bloggers and YouTubers share their favourite traits about themselves and what they consider being their flaws.
Well, here are my “perfect imperfections”:
- My skin.
I suffer from oily and acne prone skin, which can be very frustrating. I do get occasional blemishes here and there, but my main struggle is my acne scars. No foundation makes me feel like I have great skin. I also have to be careful which products I use on my face. Even basic, well-formulated skin care products, like cleansers or moisturizers, can trigger negative reactions.
- My shoulders.
I can say I have broad shoulders. Having broad shoulders is not really an imperfection, because they make you look strong. But it can be quite tricky sometimes when it comes to finding the perfect outfit.
- My breasts.
I am not super unsatisfied about my breasts, but sometimes I do wish that I had a bit more volume. I don’t want to have super large breasts, and I really love the effect a push-up bra already has on my size, but I can’t help getting the feeling one cup size bigger would suit me a bit better.
I am not someone who always overthink and overthink everything, but when I do it is not fun. I try to stay objective and rational, especially knowing that I can be very emotional. This is something I really need to work on and I have made so much progress in the past years. Overthinking is one of my biggest challenges.
Traits I like about myself
- My hair.
The amount of compliments I receive about my hair, makes me want to just collapse in a puddle of tears, because it’s just so dang sweet. And, to be honest, I do love my long hair. I feel quite blessed with my naturally thick straight hair. I visit the hair salon about every five weeks for coloring and – if needed – to get the ends trimmed.
- My eyes.
A great amount of people tell me I have big eyes. And I am proud of them. “Big eyes” are gorgeous! They are meant to flaunt and not to just keep them simple and boring. I just love to show of my eyes with a smokey eye make-up.
- My height.
This may sound a bit weird, but I think I’m a good height (163 cm = 5’4″) and I quite like feeling little sometimes. It makes me feel kinda cute.
- My empathy.
When it comes to a personality trait, I would say my empathy. I can easily put myself in someone else’s shoes and understand both points of views in a situation. And I feel like that’s a great and useful trait to have. Sometimes it’s important to be sensitive to what others are feeling and being able to show compassion towards them.
Let’s face it, to love ourselves truly has to start from being humble, to put aside all that others say about us, what society says we should be, to be ourselves. I have learnt this the hard way and continue to do so each day, as I fall into that trap time and again. I am good at being me, no one else can be me in the way that I can. We all have insecurities and instead of hating them, we should all embrace them as they are part of who we are.