Celebrating Being Me - Flaws and All

I don’t want to look into myself and try to find flaws because there are many things that everyone wishes they could change to make themselves better as a person. Feeling good about ourselves. Feeling comfortable in our skin, and being happy. I think it takes a long time to get to the point when we're 100%, well and truly happy with who we are, and what we look like. 

Learning to accept yourself is hard. Particularly when your natural reaction is to compare everything you've ever done to someone else, and let's not even get started on comparing how we look, and I'm sure we all do it. 
It's important to remember to be kind and gentle to ourselves, and to give ourselves a little break sometimes. Because we can. If there's one thing that I promised myself at the beginning of this year, it was to practise more self care and self love. To focus on the positives, to constantly move forward, and try and make sure my mental health was the best it could be. 

“Be yourself, celebrate your individuality and celebrate your differences—as opposed to comparing yourself to others and telling yourself that you need to change this or that, or that you’re not good enough. I think positive self-reinforcement and self-love are some of the most important things in the world. So I think: love yourself, embrace your differences from one another and be you.” - Ariana Grande

Learning to accept yourself, I think it means really getting to know... you. Get to know your boundaries, your values, and figure out what makes you feel good on your own. I grew up feeling a little out of place because of my hearing impairment and for all i know i may have had depression & an anxiety disorder since high school which wasn't diagnosed till i left high school and that made some things fairly difficult, people didn't understand. I didn't sometimes.

I am still me. I am still Simone. I'm still the weird fangirl, obsessed with emoji's and blogs about just about anything that tickles my fancy. My hearing impairment doesn't define me, it's part of me and something I'm not ashamed off. My mental health doesn't define me, it just makes my life a little bit more stressful and more difficult than it needs to be. My mental illness is something that does not define me. My mental illness is something I can beat by staying strong.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. - Lucille Ball

My blog has become part of me, my journal, my confident and i enjoy letting my creative juices flow. My blog isn't something i would hide (unless i started it in high school.) I want it clearly known that blogging is something I love to do, it makes me happy, it helps me be creative. I feel like I may have found my place.

No one should have to apologise for who they are. We are all unique and each of us are beautiful in our own ways. Confidence is something that some people have naturally and others have to work a little harder for, but we're all going to get there in the end! Be the best version of yourself.

The most important thing is to love yourself and be yourself, because those that accept you and allow you to be the best version of yourself are the only ones who should truly matter. I choose to celebrate all the imperfections and quirks that make me who i am as a person because i can't be anybody else and honestly i like myself, i'm getting to grips of loving myself again but i wouldn't ever want to change who i am because their is only one Simone and i'm gonna be the best version of myself i can possibly be. Flaws and All.

Sorry for the rambling, i wanted to let loose a little. but hey that's what my blog is for. Thanks for reading.

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  1. (Finally sorted out my Disqus and I'm here for the comment section partaaayyy)

    I love this post so much! It's so true, we spend so much time trying to fit into societies cardboard cutout of what's 'acceptable' and 'perfect' and at the end of the day no one is! I'm a girly girl who loves makeup and shopping but I'm also a massive nerd who spends most days stalking tumblr, reading and fangirling over fictional couples! We don't have to be just one thing, nor should we pretend to love what society tells us we should. Differences should be celebrated not scorned <3