This post is very special to me, as I am writing this on my 21st birthday. It’s taken me 21 years to figure out who I am. I thought I knew in high school, but that’s all trial and error. Today, I know who I am.
I found myself over the past couple of years. I know my likes, dislikes, my strengths and weaknesses, I know everything there is about myself. Now some of you may be saying, “Theresa doesn’t everyone know themselves?” No, not everyone does. It takes a while to finally know yourself.
Through heartbreak, stress, love, happy times and even bad times, I have grown to know and love myself. I love how confident I have become. That was always my biggest issue growing up. I have rosacea so I was always insecure about my red skin, until of course I discovered makeup. It changed my world. Body confidence is a hard one for me, but I can honestly say I’m happy with my body and I don’t care who doesn’t like it. It’s not theirs to like.
Growing up, you think you have life figured out, you think you know what you’re gonna be at age 30, you think you’ll marry your best friend, and most times nothing we think happens. You’re in your body for your entire life, you have to get to know it. You have to respect yourself and only give yourself the best. That’s something I had to learn and I’m glad I finally did.
Figure out your likes, your dislikes, your strengths and weakness and everything in between and learn to love yourself. You’re the only YOU there is. So find yourself.