All my life, I’ve been told that I have to be confident not only in what i do, but with who i am.
But Just like everyone else, I am filled with insecurities. I have those days where i lay on my bed, look at a magazine and instantly feel bad about myself. Why can’t i look like that model? Why can’t I have that voluptuous body? Why is her hair so beautiful? Her skin so flawless? Why does she look so darn perfect? ITS NOT FAIR.
And then i get bitter and say, She’s Photoshopped. That’s why.
But then I’d see a beautiful girl in the mall who looks like a frikkin barbie doll. There’s No excuse, She’s perfect. So i just end up looking away.
Those were the days when I was envious and discontented. Those were the days when i lacked self-esteem. The days, When i always wasn’t so sure of myself, When I always seemed to thirst for approval and recognition.
Everything changed when I met this girl who wasn’t very good looking but was very confident, she could blow anyone away. Everyone adored her, Everyone thought she was THE SHIT. I spent weeks observing her. I had always wondered where she got all that swag from.
And then I realized, It’s true what they say. “Its not about what you wear, it’s how you wear it”. It’s all about confidence.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve always been so amazed with women who believed in themselves. With women who followed their own path, and isn’t thrown off by criticism and discouragement from other people.
From then on, I realized that I can be just like those girls. I can be capable of anything that I put my mind into. I’m Hannah Fortich and I can be confident.