Hey guys! So this post is going to be a little different. For those who may not know about it, I was invited to join a group called Boss Girl Bloggers, created by Ell Duclos (blog coach extraordinaire). It’s just a great social media group for girls who are anywhere from seasoned bloggers to newbies who just need some daily support and encouragement. I stumbled across a tag she had created called “The Perfect Flaws” and I was instantly baffled. How can you love the worst parts about you? That’s why they’re called the worst parts about you! But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense, and the more it made me want to write my own post following the tag.
We all have flaws. It’s just a part of human nature. There’s no getting around it. The key to it is embracing those flaws. In a way, they make you who you are. You wouldn’t be you without them! I have wasted so much of my life picking apart at myself, and I’m trying really hard with my New Year’s Resolution to be more positive. I can only hope that you read this and join in on the fun! So with that said, here we go!
Perfect Flaw #1: Self-Image
This one is far and away the largest and deepest insecurity I have. As someone recovering from an eating disorder, this is a daily battle. The voice tells you that even though you’re healthy, you look disgusting. I talk myself out of buying cute clothes on a frequent basis because they don’t fit right on me like they do on the PLUS SIZE mannequin. But you know what? In dealing with body image and insecurity, I found my love for makeup. Sure, it was an escape and a coping mechanism, but from there it grew into a full-blooded passion for what is making me money now.
Perfect Flaw #2: Sarcasm
Anyone who has spent more than five minutes with me knows that I am a walking, real-life Chandler Bing. I’ve got a sarcastic joke and comment for almost everything. For a while, I was wondering why anyone was still my friend since I sometimes struggle to be genuine and empathetic. But then I realized, as a lot of my friends were going through some tough stuff, I’m usually the one they come to for the humor. And that has come to mean a lot to me. In someone’s darkest time, they look to me for a laugh. And as long as I can do that for them, I’m going to keep doing it.
Perfect Flaw #3: Being Too Loud
Again… people get to know me pretty quickly when they first meet me. As a theater kid, I was taught to project and enunciate. Lots of people over the years have told me to chill out, that I’m too much, that I’m exhausting, the works. But guess what? I’m proud of my loud, booming voice. My socially-awkward friends rely on it to get a message across when no one can hear them. People see a girl with a strong voice and know that she’s not one to be messed with. My voice has gotten me some rude comments in the past, but it’s also gotten me in good places in life. I choose to use my loud voice for good.
I challenge you to read this and think of your own perfect flaws that you either already embrace or need to. Again, we are all human and we all have flaws. But we can either let them define us and constrict us for the rest of our lives or we can embrace them and choose to be who we are because of them! I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!