In case you haven’t come to the realization yet, I’ll fill you in on a few little secrets.
I’m not perfect (well, this isn’t really a secret), but…
I overanalyze everything.
I’m a perfectionist.
I get anxiety.
I forget to relax.
I get stressed out easily.
Some days I’m lazy.
Some days I feel bad about the way I look.
Sometimes I get jealous about things others have that I don’t.
Couldn’t we sit here all day and name all the “negative” qualities about ourselves? I say “negatives” in quotations because most of them are self perceived. Often we’re our own worst critics; chances are no one notices your negative qualities. They focus on the positives. They focus on what makes you who you are. That’s why they like you.
I’m not perfect and I have no desire to be. I’m learning to be comfortable in my own skin. Sure I have negative qualities, but more importantly….
(I’d like to consider myself the cool kind of weird versus the creepy kind of weird. Is there a difference? Definitely.)
I sing (quite horribly, might I add.)
I have funny accents that account for 90% of my dialogue with friends and family. Meet Don Pablo.
(This is what my friends & I text each other daily. I guess our relationship is getting pretty serious, folks.)
I have no shortage of ugly faces.
I can laugh at myself.
I have a huge heart and I genuinely love people.
(Or I just like jumping on them…)
I go out of my way to make sure others are happy.
I have big dreams and I’ll stop at nothing to make them happen.
And CLEARLY I’m not afraid to embarrass myself. Two months ago, I would have never published a post with all these pictures. But you know what, who cares? Life’s too short. This is the real me. And if by reading this post you begin to think about all the positive qualities you possess, I accomplished everything I ever hoped for :-). If embarrassing myself makes your life a little better, I’m perfectly OK with that.
When you pass, you will be remembered for your positive qualities and the impact you made on people’s lives, so quit being so hard on yourself. Learn to love yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin. You’re the only YOU out there and that’s pretty remarkable. Embrace it.