Loving someone in spite of flaws is great. Loving someone because you think you can save them, or they can save you, is something entirely different.
I’ve been putting these dudes on pedestals when they couldn’t care less if I do; they’d prefer it if I didn’t! So how does one stop this pattern?
I will never forget the time that we woke up next to each other and my sister came in my room after she had gotten ready for the day. Clay looked at me and asked, “Anabel why don’t you look like that when you wake up?”
It was a warm January afternoon, the 29th to be exact, when we locked eyes at a local organic cafe. I briefly smiled.
When you suddenly realize your own worth, it won’t be so hard to finally close that door.
I want to teach women that they have more to offer the world than their bodies, looks, and sexuality. I’m pretty impressive. I have something to say, yet when I meet someone for the first time the question I always leave with is, “Did they think I was pretty?”
We spend so much time focusing on what we aren’t, we don’t give any thought to what we are.
I am not the friend that you choose to go out with to boost your self-esteem. I am not the friend you compare yourself to when you are having a shit day. I am not the friend that you love walking into a room with because all eyes fall on you. I do not wear an invisibility cloak that deems me unworthy of love, that deems me ugly, that deems me not beautiful.
In a country where the average woman is a size 14 but a size 00 is coveted, it’s no wonder many teens struggle to accept their bodies.
The amazing things in life that I currently have or will have, will happen regardless of someone else. There is no comparison because everyone has a different journey.