These past couple of weeks have been a big mix of ups and downs. I’ve struggled with the some feelings of self doubt and not being good enough. However, I began noticing that I wasn’t the only one. Through hanging out with some good friends of mine, I realized that they were fighting the same feelings. Long story short, we all have feelings of insecurity, self doubt, and not feeling beautiful enough, or just enough in general. More than being a beauty consultant, I am an advocate for feeling confident and beautiful regardless of beauty standards or anyone else’s view of you.
Well in fighting these doubts and feelings of insecurity, I decided to take control of my situation and begin focusing on things that helped me to feel better about myself. One of those things was working out. While at the gym I put on a feel good playlist and the first song that popped up was Who Says by Selena Gomez. I realize this seems like just another cheesy pop song, but it has a pretty incredible message that caught my attention and was exactly what I needed to hear to pull myself out of my funk. The first part that spoke to me was:
I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me.
She then goes on to say:
You’ve got every right to a beautiful life.
Which is probably my favorite line from the entire song. However, the next couple of verses really drove the overall message home.
Who says you’re not perfect
Who says you’re not worth it
Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting
That’s the price of beauty
Who says you’re not pretty
Who says you’re not beautiful
Who says you’re not star potential
Who says you’re not presidential
Who says you can’t be in movies
Listen to me, listen to me
Who says you don’t pass the test
Who says you can’t be the best
Who said, who said
Would you tell me who said that
Well after listening to Selena’s message , I suddenly had a burst of feel good energy and recognized all of my many great qualities and realized that only I could control how beautiful I felt. I realized the most important thing was taking care of myself and surrounding myself with people and focusing on things that help me to be my best self and encourage me to feel beautiful the way that I am.
The very next day, which would be Tuesday of last week, I had the opportunity to meet Carol Tuttle at her book signing. She is probably my all time favorite author, energy healer and inspirational public figure. She is a huge advocate for being true to yourself, being your own kind of beautiful, and attracting goodness into your life. If you aren’t familiar with her, I encourage you to read all of her books, but definitely my favorites, It’s Just My Nature and Mastering Affluence.
I strongly believe that just like Selena says, “you have a right to a beautiful life.” So take care of yourself, make sure your needs are met, surround yourself with positive influences, and pursue all of your dreams and desires. Just like Heath Ledger says in 10 Things I Hate About You, “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”