Saturday, April 12, 2014

Embracing the "Flaws"

I have a confession to make. I often trim my own bangs, because it's simple and free and takes like three seconds. For years I've been doing this, and really haven't messed up too badly before. That all changed yesterday. I accidentally cut a chunk of hair way too short, and it looks nothing less than horrible. I had planned on doing a look of the day post today, but with the hair faux pas I had no desire to post a picture of myself on the blog. I already have a lot of trouble taking a picture of myself that I can even remotely stand looking at, but with the haircut from hell I could barely even imagine taking a picture. On top of this, I went to get my eyebrows done the other day and the (very nice) lady took off 75% of the hair I had. So yeah, I'm feeling a bit self-conscious.

The whole point of that spiel is that I finally sucked it up and just decided to screw it and take a picture. Because you know what, we all have our bad days, and I decided there was no better day to post an unedited picture then the day that Instagram has crashed. I'm very guilty of relying on the Instagram filters and editing to make myself look my best, so I'm going to make it a goal on this blog to try and take more pictures without having to use filters. I'm sure this is a promise I will not always be able to keep, but I'm going to try my darndest.

On any given day I can name a million little things wrong with myself, and they frustrate me to no end. But on that same note, I see my friends, family and countless other women critique themselves to death on supposed "flaws" that I would never have even noticed. I see them all as beautiful, amazing women, and that's how I wish they would see themselves as well. But that makes me a hypocrite, because obviously I do the same thing constantly.

Anyways, I'm going to wrap this up because I could go on and on about the subject. I've posted the picture of myself (flaws and all) that I was, and still am, nervous about posting. It's hardly earth-shattering, I mean I still have on makeup and I'm in good lighting. But I wanted to document a picture of myself where I was feeling very self-conscious, if for no other reason then embracing the flaws I loathe so much. I need to realize that hair will grow back, and that I'll have my good days and bad days. Documenting the bad days just makes the good days feel that much better, right?

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