I was not someone with a lot of self confidence, so posting pictures of myself for people to look at, and actually critique ..let alone giving advice and ideas to someone was kind of a scary thing (and still sometimes is)!
I was so lucky to find this huge group of girls who were fascinated and intrigued by the same things I was. Everyone gave me so much support and kind words, and still do! It's incredible!!
Just yesterday I had basically my biggest fear about all this happen.....Instagram connected my beauty account to my Facebook.....NOOOO! seriously, this was my biggest fear, and it was scary, my heart sank into my stomach! People that I KNOW, in real life, just found out that I have an account full of makeup and pictures of myself, not only that but a blog and videos.....oh no.....
All I could think about is what are they going to think of me?! Are they going to think I'm to ugly to be on here, that I'm stupid, are they going to laugh...UGHH! Seriously?! why facebook, why?!
Then it kind of slapped me in the face....WHO CARES!
Honestly, most people that I know could care less that I have all this, some might love it, some might make fun of me...but WHO CARES! Why should I care what people think when I love what I'm doing?
This was the first time it all became real..
I slowly began to realize how incredible being a voice in this beauty community is. Yes it's a huge benefit for yourself, sharing a hobby with many other girls around the world. But there is so much more to it then that. You become an example, and a voice to all these young girls and women around you.
As women we constantly hear things about how we aren't pretty enough if -- we aren't a size 0, we eat a cheeseburger, we are not tan enough, if our hair doesn't have enough volume, if we aren't 100% perfect then we are obviously not pretty enough....WELL THAT'S A BUNCH OF CRAP!
I believe this beauty community isn't just about chatting with people who have the same hobby as you, but it's our job to remind every girl out there how uniquely beautiful they are! To give them the confidence they need to well....snap a picture of themselves and post it to Instagram.
I love being a part of this community with all my heart, It's given me so much more confidence then I'd ever imagine. And I hope with all of this, I can do that for at least person out there.
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