Monday, 11 March 2013

For every woman who has ever suffered from low self-esteem (all of us?)

I reblogged this quote on Tumblr weeks ago, and was going through my archives looking for something else when I rediscovered it and instantly felt that I had to share it on my blog. Like so many women, I really struggled with low self-esteem, especially regarding the way I look. It took me almost a decade to get from looking in the mirror and thinking "urg, I'm sooo ugly" to thinking "actually, you know what, I'm happy with my reflection". Sure, I still have bad days, but who doesn't? I want to share this quote for anyone who still (occasionally or frequently) thinks "I'm ugly". (I know the title says women, but this one extends to the men who read my blog as well!)

It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book , eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.

Ps If any of you ever want to chat, you can tweet me at @laurajane0103 or email me at laura (at) whimsyisforever (dot) com :)


  1. So true. Whenever I say something self-deprecating my husband says "watch it, that's my wife you're talking about." Which is always very sweet :)

  2. Very true! thanks for sharing this xxx


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