I never thought about what my nose looked like until I was about 14 years old.
My parents had just moved me from an all girls school to a mixed school
and I was still settling in when one day a boy made fun of my nose, the whole class started laughing. I remember thinking to myself something must really be wrong with my nose for everyone to find it funny.
At that age a young girl is still finding herself, finding her confidence etc, so you can guess what happened, I started staring so hard in the mirror and I too agreed that I had the worst nose shape in the world.
From that moment my nose became one of my biggest insecurities.
Thinking about that made me think of how many of our insecurities come from the things someone else said about us, or standards and expectations that society had made and somehow we allow ourselves to live by them.
In a world where everyone has something to say about you,whether you ask for their opinions or not, we need to find a way to make sure their voices are not louder than ours.
We need to set our own standards or someone else will.
I saw quote by Melanie Koulouris
Be Humble in your confidence
Yet courageous in your character
Our character is who we are as a whole and if we can’t find courage in that then who’s character are we living?
It took me years to come to this point where I value opinions, but I try not to forget two people’s opinions, God’s and Ritso’s.
I hope you find your own positive voice and listen to it more often.