An Open Letter To Those Who Need To Find Acceptance
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

An Open Letter To Those Who Need To Find Acceptance

You are who you are for a reason, embrace every piece of you.

An Open Letter To Those Who Need To Find Acceptance

More often than not we find ourselves constantly comparing who we are to the rest of society, and I’m sick of it. Whether it be to celebrities, siblings, significant others, or even your best friends, it’s time to embrace who you are for you.

Over the course of my childhood, especially my teen years, I always compared myself to someone else who had a better nose, or who was more successful at an art form I loved, or my least favorite… someone who was “perfectly skinny.” It’s nothing new in today’s society, but I fear for the next generations to come as our mentality forms to this idea of needing perfection to be happy. Our brains have conformed to this idea that we need to look like Victoria Secret models or Abercrombie models to be happy with ourselves. I’ll be the first to admit that I fell for this mentality among everyone else I was friends with, and it was the worst time of my life thinking about it. Our children will grow up thinking that they need to conform to the Barbie look, and that’s outrageous. I was never happy with myself until I just stopped caring what I looked like, or what guys would think of me.

Please stop thinking you need to be skinny to get people to like you. Embrace your curves, every pudge, and every love handle, you are beautiful. If you think you need a six pack of abs for a girl to want to be with you, that's incorrect. I personally don’t really care what you look like as long as you’re a gentleman, and a lot of women feel the same way. You can’t be happy with yourself until you become comfortable in the skin you were given, and that’s a fact.

Stop looking into a magazine, it's not worth your time. If you feel the urge to go to the gym a million times a day just to get the photoshopped look, stop right there! Being healthy and going to the gym is completely different than over working your body to become something you were never meant to become. Please don't starve yourself either, your body needs the nutrients to maintain energy.

Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't beautiful because of the way you look. This is my number one rule that I have for everyone. Don't ever let anyone tell you to look different or become someone else, it's just not right. Be you, you're perfect the way you are and nobody can take that away from you. Body positivity has taken social media by storm over the past year alone, and I couldn't be any more happy to embrace who I am alongside that hashtag. I challenge each and every one of you to post a photo on social media with the hashtag #bodypositivity, I promise you'll feel amazing after that.

You are who you are for a reason, embrace every piece of you.



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments