I am so glad that my life, my happiness and my self-confidence isn’t hinged on how I look. Beauty is a foundation that won’t last and, in the grand scheme of life, isn’t important at all.
I watch girls in my life who pour so much time and effort into their appearance, and to be honest, I hurt for them. I worry they have missed the point and that it will all come crashing down one day. Like when Kim Kardashian discovered that she had inherited her mother’s skin condition Psoriasis, she was devastated. “My whole job and life is based around how I look! What am I going to do?” she cried to her family.
Kim. K has learned to look after her skin and make-up adequately masks her imperfections, but she still wakes up every day to the pressure to be beautiful. Basically, the media and public want her to be perfect. I wouldn’t want to fill her shoes… ever! That is too much to handle.
Don’t get me wrong, I wax my legs, wear make-up and look after my hair! I try to keep fit and look after my body, because I take pride in my appearance. But I am careful not to get caught up and let vanity take the reigns. Girlfriend, when all is said and done, beauty is fleeting. We will all age and our looks will fade, then what? What’s left?
My appearance will let me down eventually. According to the media’s standards, it already has! I’m not good enough, I will never be good enough.
That’s what I could think anyway. But I refuse to, because I am good enough. In the ways that matter!
Do you know what matters? Your characters, your relationships, your choices. Focus on those and live your life to the full! Look good while doing it, but don’t ever think that the way you look is more important that who you are.
Who you are is everything.
Post by Micaela aka @MicaelaRose