At the end of the day I always make an effort to remove my makeup. I do this because I have very oily skin and I break out easily so it’s very important that I take care of my skin. Sometimes after I’ve removed all of my makeup I stare at myself in the mirror. There’s something about the way I look without makeup, with a fresh face. It’s something that I have truly grown to love. I’ve always struggled with acne but as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned that it’s something I had to manage to live with. My acne is not something I treat as a flaw but more as something that makes me an individual. I’m sure there are many remedies I could try to get rid of my acne but I’d rather live with it the way I know how since its no longer a burden to me. Throughout life we discover these flaws about us that we waste so much time wishing we didn’t have to deal with but the truth is we all have flaws. We all have things we wish we could change about ourselves but what I’ve learned is that God makes no mistakes. We have to learn how to truly love ourselves because our lives are precious and being able to love who you are is such a beautiful feeling.
Seriously. I can’t explain it. As I look back on how much my life has change over the past year I am just in awe of how I have been able to make it here without giving up all hope. From a broken off engagement to switching jobs to once again thinking about what it is I should major in, I have managed to somewhat keep a bit of my sanity. Faith really is the only strength I’ve been living off of. And yet, with bills to pay and studying to be done I decided that today would be the day I started a blog. An actual, blog. With words and such. This blog is not just for me, it’s for all those young women going through the same things as I am. Times can get rough and messy but when you take a moment to stop and breathe, it can also be very beautiful. Even though life can be stressful this life is very much worth living. I am not perfect, I’ve battled depression my whole life but when I feel myself slipping I always make an effort to pick myself up. I have no idea what God has in store for my life but I will do everything in my power to prepare myself for that which is to come.