This Kylie’s Corner was inspired by the new Netflix original movie, The Tall Girl. If you don’t have Netflix, I linked the trailer so you can watch it – just click on the The Tall Girl that is in the previous sentence and it will take you to the trailer!
I love the meaning behind the movie because the girl is really tall for her age and she gets made fun of for it – she honestly can’t even help that she’s tall. In the beginning, she was ashamed of it and in the end, she finally accepts herself for who she is no matter what people say about her. I loved that she finally stood up for herself and she started loving her characteristics.
This movie reminded me of the saying, Be Your Beautiful Self. I have this quote taped on my mirror and it is also my desktop background on my laptop.
The quote doesn’t say to be someone else.
It says to be your beautiful self – not anyone else.
It means to be who you are and to not change a thing about you.
This actually reminds me of all the times I would straighten my hair every. single. day. Yes, I used to straighten my hair because I felt so different with my curly hair and I felt like there wasn’t a lot of people who I knew that had it – everyone mostly had straight hair. I wanted to be like everyone else and this was also during the time where I didn’t know how to even style curly hair – I believe us curly hair girls have all been through this phase!
I ended up coming to terms with my curly hair and I hardly ever straighten it now.
Being your beautiful self also comes with loving your flaws and telling yourself that this is you right now – you need to accept it.
This is me when it comes to my hormonal acne and chin hair that keeps on growing. There was a new post about that on Wednesday of me describing everything I have been going through for the past year. If you’re a girl reading this, I encourage you to go read it.
Anyways, my acne and facial hair has been taking a toll on my life, but I’m to the point now where I’m not going to let it.
This is me right now and I need to accept it. I didn’t mention this in this Wednesday’s post because I was saving what I’m about to say for this Kylie’s Corner. Over the past couple of months, I haven’t been feeling like myself. There was a time where I stopped going to church on the weekends because I just could not find the motivation to get myself ready and the thought of covering my face with makeup exhausted me – literally. My acne has gotten worse and I know it’s hormonal. It’s crazy how I took a slight break from going to church because of acne and also because there were times where I just wanted to sleep (I felt sleepy all the time). However, I have went back to church a couple weekends ago because I have missed it and I want to say thank you to the people who were worried about me. I didn’t realize the people at my church noticed that I haven’t been to church in a few months. So thank you to the ones who came up to me and asked me if I was ok. It’s just that I have been working on taking care of myself because my body needs me right now.
This is me… for right now because I know I will get to the bottom of this. When? God is the only one who knows that and I’m learning to trust Him even when I’m in the dark.
This is me being real with y’all. There are so many people around the world who struggle with acne and there are girls who don’t feel beautiful because of it. I want to tell you that your acne is temporary and that there may be something going on internally.
Love who you are during this time of your life and having acne should never define who you are.
There is nothing wrong with you and it’s going to be okay.
You’re going to blossom.
Be Your Beautiful Self.
When you find the time, please listen to “Can’t Even Love Myself” by Unspoken.
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