I used to struggle with insecurity, confidence, and loving myself. I’m not going to lie to you. We all have our insecurities, but in the past, I was very critical of myself. The smallest blemishes would drive me crazy. Somehow, my past experiences shaped me in a way that I can finally love myself for who I am. I can accept myself. I can live with a fearless attitude towards those who would judge me. It feels so liberating to finally love yourself fully.
Fearlessness isn’t just a mindset. It’s also a lifestyle. I’ve learned to live in a way that I feel fulfilled and content with myself every single day. Of course, I get moments when I feel sad or overwhelmed but I always push through because I know it’s all to better myself and my future.
I simply stay strong until I reach those goals. Quitting halfway is no longer an option for me. If I want something, I do everything I can to achieve it.
This new mindset, this attitude, is a stark departure from my old timid self. I used to feel so deflated and self-conscious. Now, I just don’t care what others think. They can either accept me for who I am or they can walk away. Cutting out toxic people from my life was the first step in this change.
It wasn’t an easy change to make, though. I overworked myself, I kept myself occupied, I went through many transformations. But all that matters is that I finally reached the point where I feel comfortable in my own skin.
Photo Credit: Tyler Rae Mills
Top: Runway Scout; Skirt: Zara; Strappy Heels: Bamboo; Bag: Louis Vuitton.