What kind of blogger am I? I’ve forgotten all about It’s Simply Me, Jasmine tagging me in this! (I am so sorry, Jasmine.) I can’t believe that I forgot all about this tag! I guess the only way to redeem myself now, is to do it! Hahahah.
This tag has been created by Aqsa Says What?, and I actually hadn’t heard of her blog before, but being tagged for it now, I went to read what she said about creating the tag and it was for the sweetest reason. Aqsa said that this tag is all about excepting your flaws and lifting yourself up so that you can see that you’re flaws are what really makes you perfect.
And thank you so much Jasmine (It’s Simply Me, Jasmine) for tagging me to do this! (I still feel so bad about forgetting about this.) Everyone should definitely go check out her blog as she is really inspiring, funny, and her posts always make me smile!
- Copy/paste the image of the tag in your post.
- Make sure to share a little blurb about the creator of the tag.
- Give a shoutout to the person who nominated you.
- Talk about what your strengths are, and what you love about yourself. These can range from anything positive about you, or your future aspirations and goals.
- Who/what are you inspired by, and how do you want to make a difference?
- What’s your advice to those that struggle to love themselves, and to those that doubt themselves?
- Lastly, nominate as many bloggers as you would like (ranging from 1 to whichever amount you choose) and let them know that you nominated them.
Talk about what your strengths are, and what you love about yourself. These can range from anything positive about you, or your future aspirations and goals.
I’d say that my biggest strength – that I’ve developed quite recently – is my ability to not really care about what other people think of me. (I’m still working on this, of course.) Because people from my school have found out about my blog I had to make a decision: quit or keep going. And I came so close to quitting – I even took all my post down and wrote a goodbye post – but then the next day I realised something. I realised that I cared so much about what my peers thought of me that I was willing to leave the one thing that was a constant source of happiness in the past. And so, I decided to keep blogging and to not care what others though. And so far so good. Except I still haven’t conquered talking about it out loud, simply because for the longest time this blog has just been something online – it’s just text. So when people at school try to bring it up I kind of shut down.
My next biggest strength would be that I always TRY to be healthy. I’m not exactly really healthy or fit or whatever, but I TRY. I never just give up. I have my downfalls, like everyone. But I always tell myself that I can do better. When it comes to my diet, I try and eat as healthy as possible, but I also find myself constantly making exceptions to the rule. For instance, I’m trying to not eat as much sugary things but I let myself off because I just got braces on which limits my diet as I couldn’t chew and right now I still can’t bite into anything with my front teeth. BUT I’m always TRYING.
And my last biggest strength – which is also fairly new – is that even though I’m pretty sure I’m prone to being a negative person I always try and look at the bright side and try to be as happy as possible. I have quickly learned that always being unhappy and unsatisfied can take a huge toll on you and takes away from your overall value of life.
Who/what are you inspired by, and how do you want to make a difference?
I’m really inspired by Elm (Just Call Me Elm Or Something) as she often posts very honest content about herself and her experiences, and it always inspires me to do the same. But also, I’m inspired by all her posts about mental health. It’s such an important part of our world and it isn’t talked about enough, yet she talks about her mental health issues openly on her blog while also seeking professional help.
I’m actually working to make a difference right now, as I’ve just launched a book club – with Tiana (The Book Raven) – called Beyond the Surface, where we specifically pick out books about mental health and discuss and review them.
What’s your advice to those that struggle to love themselves, and those that struggle to doubt themselves?
I could say some cheesy thing about how you’re worth it and that you just need to remember that you are loved and all that, and while that stuff works, I find that it often wears off way too soon.
So instead, here is a bit of advice that I have picked up. If you find yourself picking out physical or mental parts of yourself that you despise and want to change… every time you do that I want you to catch yourself and change your state of mind, and pick out five or more things that you love about yourself, whether that be your hair, your smile, your intelligence. Something that makes you feel strong and in control.
And if you doubt yourself, which is a slightly different issue to struggling to love yourself, I want you to think of this. When you’re running, your mind thinks that you can’t go any further, that its time to give up; but you’re body can keep going as long as it continues to ignore what the mind tells it. And you can do the same. Even if you tell yourself you can’t do something – that you’re not capable – just remember that you’re capable of so much more than you think. You just have to push past what your mind tells you.
So that’s it! I’ve FINALLY completely The Perfectly Imperfect Tag! I hope you all enjoyed and if you want to do this tag, and I didn’t tag you feel free to just do it anyway!