It seems we spend such a huge part of our lives trying to improve ourselves, trying to impress other people. But do we ever just sit back and think, “damn, I’m pretty fucking fabulous“?
Why do we feel this need to seek anothers approval?
Why do we spend so long searching for another thing to hate about ourselves before finding the good? The good that is staring back at us every day, and being ignored and overshadowed by this false sense of negativity.
When you’re given your life back, after being hit in the face with the fear of death, things become so much clearer. Things that I’ve been pushing away for most of my life. It makes you realize that life is short, and that life is precious. When that is nearly taken away from you, your mentality changes and all you want to do is live life the way you should’ve been doing all of those years before.
So just take a moment, and look at yourself. Think about what you’re doing, where you’re going. If you don’t like yourself, change. Be somebody you’re proud to be. If somebody doesn’t like that? Fuck them. If you don’t like what you’re doing, quit. Work hard to find what makes you happy. Try new things. Don’t hold back. Don’t be afraid. Do something that makes you so crazily happy that you wake up everyday ready for whatever the day brings you. Don’t become succumbed to somebody else’s lifestyle.
And you know what? You are fucking beautiful, so stop finding shit to cry about. It’s not all about your hair and makeup, how toned your body is, how flat your stomach is.. some of us live with a bag on ours! If you’re not happy, change, until you can walk down the street and smile at every stranger you see, knowing that people are bouncing off of your positivity.
It’s a shame that it took nearly losing my life to make me appreciate it, but let me tell you, I’ve never appreciated myself more. I’m finally looking further than my reflection, I’m digging deeper into finding what I’m passionate about, I’m searching for what makes me happy. I’m living in the moment, taking each day as it comes.