When I look at this photo… All I can think is… Are they even the same person?

Well. The answer is yes. They are both me. The one on the left is a picture of me during my freshman year. I didn’t know how to use make-up, a straighter, or anything of that sort. I didn’t care what people thought of me. I didn’t think that I had to wear make-up to be beautiful.

Now. In the picture on the right… Its now. Its the most recent one I have. Now. I’m wearing make-up, straighters, curlers, anything that will make me beautiful to the world.

We try so hard day in and day out to be beautiful. Our world is so caught up in that stage. If your not anorexic… You’re not beautiful.. If you have a face full of acne… You will never amount to anything…. If you don’t cover yourself in make-up… You’re not pretty. The world is telling us that we can’t be who we are. That we can’t be beautiful with flaws.

The truth is… The person with a face full of acne could grow up and win a nobel prize. Those people with curves could discover a cure for cancer. Anything can happen if we believe in ourselves and we have to the ones to put a stop to this. To stand up and say that we are going to believe it anymore. Beauty is more than skin, acne, or disabilities. Its you. It’s beautiful, Everything you are. Your imperfections. Your mistakes. Your talents. Your life.

YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL! Please believe that.

I’m starting to revert back to the way I was. And I’m wearing Make-up to feel beautiful for myself. And I’m practicing thinking “I’m beautiful.” in the mirror. It’s honestly a hard thing to do. But. Its getting easier. And I know that I’ll become okay with who I am.

So. I want to encourage you. Stop putting yourself down because you don’t have “Perfect” hair or a “Perfect Body”

We are all made different. So. We should embrace who we are. Everything we are. Be yourself because everyone else is taken.

You guys are beautiful.

-Sam. 🙂 <3


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.