To The Girl Who Needs To Stop Caring What Everyone Thinks
Start writing a post
Student Life

To The Girl Who Needs To Stop Caring What Everyone Thinks

Admit it ladies, we're all guilty.

22
To The Girl Who Needs To Stop Caring What Everyone Thinks
pixabay

I've finally come to grips with something that has held me back for so many years: I have been way too caught up with what people thought of me. Walking through the hallways in high school, walking through the aisles at work, and even walking across my college campus. I was constantly thinking, does my outfit flow, am I wearing enough makeup, is my hair too frizzy, do my clothes make me look fat? And you know what I have finally decided? Who cares?

As women, we spend way too much time and effort to make ourselves look presentable just so that someone will potentially like us. Why do we do this to ourselves? We're so concerned that, just based on our appearance, someone may or may not find us attractive. Well, guess what ladies, who cares? If someone is more worried about your appearance and how well you do your makeup as opposed to how much fun you are or your awesome personality, then shame on them. Your outfit, hair, makeup, and that number on the scale do not define you. YOU define you.

I understand, you may have grown up with influences that tried way too hard to impress everyone. Something or someone that made you feel like "the real you" wasn't good enough. This could've been family, friends, the media, peers at your school. Perhaps somewhere in your adolescence, someone made you feel like you needed to try harder. Someone made you feel that the opinion of others mattered so much that you changed your own personal style. And, along the way of changing your own unique style, you didn't really feel like "you" anymore.

Your uncertainty may not even come from your appearance, though. While we all have our little insecurities; it may be where you live, what car you drive, what kind of job you hold, or the amount of friends you have that you're so worried about. Well, you know what? Like I've said before, all of those things do not define you. You could live in the best or worst part of town, drive the nicest car or one that needs a little TLC, hold a great job or one where you can't wait to put your two weeks in, have a huge amount of friends or just a close few. But, believe it or not, none of that matters. You can have any combination of those things, and still be confident enough in yourself to let your great personality shine through.

Don't be so concerned with how much makeup society says you should wear. Don't hang your head because someone made you feel like you need to invest in a newer vehicle. Don't max your credit card because you think having more clothing in your closet will make someone like you. Ladies, just don't.

We live in a society where enough is never enough. But you know what? You are enough. You are beautiful, you are strong, you are amazing. Don't define your worth in materialistic items. Be confident in the awesome woman you are. Because if you don't believe in yourself, who will? So refuse to accept what everyone says you're "supposed to look like" and rock that messy bun, rock that no makeup with glasses on look, because you're beautiful exactly the way you are.

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
Featured

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

There have been many lessons learned.

72886
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
nappy.co

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.

134195
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

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