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Welcome to my blog where I share my odd quirks with you all in hopes that you love them and love your odd quirks too!

Be Your Own Type Of Beautiful

Be Your Own Type Of Beautiful

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
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I have been struggling lately with feeling beautiful and so I wanted to share all this with you all, while simultaneously bashing Snapchat- I know, I know, What does Snap have to do with this, right? Well, I have had a love-hate relationship with Snapchat filters since they came out. I mean, those filters can confuse anyone, is this a lion? a rabbit? Who Knows! However, despite this love-hate relationship with their confusing filters, I also became what every girl in the world was- obsessed with the flower crown filter.

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Don't get me wrong, I love Snapchat filters as much as the next girl and I use them quite frequently but it becomes a problem when you begin to feel like filters are the only way you could love yourself. It became a habit for me to lose myself in the filters, the tighter cheekbones and lightened skin of the flower crown was my best friend. I couldn't believe I ever walked out of the house or took pictures without that filter. I became obsessed with the idea of having the filters alter the facial features I was not proud of and I rarely took pictures without them. 

I am not going to say I had a wake up call or miraculously realized I was beautiful and quit using the filters because that would be a lie. However, I realized there was a problem when I liked my face better with a flower crown on. I began to struggle with learning how to love myself and who I truly am without a filter on- bare faced. I learnt to celebrate myself and love myself for who I truly am and till this day with or without a filter, I know I am beautiful, beautifully imperfect and that's okay because we all are.

 

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