All posts tagged: worth

Flaws make you beautiful.

Originally posted on Sun, Sand, Stars and Dreams:
Why is it that the one thing nearly every human being craves for, whether consciously or otherwise, is acceptance? Acceptance from peers, society, family, so on and so forth. Why are we so afraid to stand apart, for fear of being criticised? Why are we, other than a select few, afraid to stand up for what we believe is right, or for who we really are? Maybe it is just the way we are conditioned. To be no more than a clueless individual ourselves, and yet make fun of those who have it figured out, although maybe not in the conventional way, and make them doubt themselves. I remember being a person that I wasn’t, only so that I will be accepted by my classmates, my relatives. I did not recognise myself at all. That’s when I thought, fuck it all. I don’t care what others think of me. This is how I am going to be. After I did that, I managed to get a lot…

Insecurity: A Daunting Companion

Originally posted on A Sunny Place To Think:
I am secretly insecure. About a lot of things. Sure, I’m the chipper, go-to gal amongst all of my friends and family, too. I’m always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it be running your errands for you, to babysitting your kid, to helping out with homework or housework or yardwork. Optimism is my middle name, mostly. I always have a ready smile and I always have something to laugh about. But deep down, WAY deep down the darkness known as fear weaves me in a tighter web. I think this is the source my anxiety feeds on. This internal fear that I hide away so well from so many people that they don’t even know I have this problem until someone I’m close to (like my mother, for instance) tells them. What am I insecure about? Many things. I’ve touched on them briefly in previous posts. Like how I’m 25, have only ever had one “serious” relationship (which only lasted 6 months), fear that I’ll never find “the…

Know Yourself, Know Your Worth.

Originally posted on CHASITY S. COOPER:
“Oh Lord – know yourself, know your worth.” – Drake It’s been a minute since I’ve penned a personal post, so here it goes. For the last month or so, I’ve really taken the time to reflect on my worth as an individual, and how I am adequately projecting that image to the world. Being the self-aware individual that I am, I’ve found that re-discovery periods like these have sent me down a rabbit hole, which can sometimes make the process even more difficult. But I’ve learned that being open to the journey and specific about what you want are vital keys to the exploration phase. Speaking from experience, it is uncomfortable, daunting and down right scary to look into the mirror and ask yourself, “Who are you? What’s your purpose? And where in the heck are you going?” If you know me, I am my own worst critic and I tend to put and insane amount of pressure on myself. Especially when you’re uncertain about what is next, it can…