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Self esteem.

I’ve spent years hating myself thanks to the voices of mental illness in my head; worst of all was my self image. I was the clever one, not the pretty one; I felt ugly, not worthy, not good enough. When I got myself a good looking boyfriend I found myself in disbelief, couldn’t understand why he might want me. It’s been a long life hating the way I feel when I look in the mirror or at old photos.

While I still have plenty of mental health issues my self esteem has improved over the last few years; I’m finally comfortable in my

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own skin and feel like I look ok the majority of the time!

So looking through these old photos last night brought a tear to my eye! I wasted so many years hating myself, but looking back I was actually quite pretty! Not conventionally so, but more than enough to have not felt like the ugly ducking.

I wish I could go back and tell her she was beautiful on the inside and that showed on the outside. I wish I could tell her that she was worth it. I wasted a lot of time on self loathing. I was good enough all along

 

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- 11 Nov 19

Self esteem.

I’ve spent years hating myself thanks to the voices of mental illness in my head; worst of all was my self image. I was the clever one, not the pretty one; I felt ugly, not worthy, not good enough. When I got myself a good looking boyfriend I found myself in disbelief, couldn’t understand why he might want me. It’s been a long life hating the way I feel when I look in the mirror or at old photos.

While I still have plenty of mental health issues my self esteem has improved over the last few years; I’m finally comfortable in my own skin and feel like I look ok the majority of the time!

So looking through these old photos last night brought a tear to my eye! I wasted so many years hating myself, but looking back I was actually quite pretty! Not conventionally so, but more than enough to have not felt like the ugly ducking.

I wish I could go back and tell her she was beautiful on the inside and that showed on the outside. I wish I could tell her that she was worth it. I wasted a lot of time on self loathing. I was good enough all along

 

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