From a young age all I was interested in was horses and my friends. I never even took a second thought on my appearance or caring what anyone thought. Then I went into secondary school and our group of friends be me more aware of daily pressures, not being in the ‘cool’ group, having the newest branded on trend things, having perfect hair or perfect skin. Unfortunately this didn’t change…!! I’ve never had perfect hair!
After joining the merchant navy i struggled to know how I fitted, feeling the pressures of being a certain way and I lost myself. It was the first time I really cared/was affected by what people thought and how I viewed myself and my body.
It was a very long road back, changing what I thought when I looked in the mirror, finding myself and being happy with myself. But it’s hard with society looking at skinny celebrities who are perfect in every way.
We need to have a good support network, be around people who enhance your life and not ones who drag your moods down, find your style and find your strengths. Have faith that you are beautiful inside and out.
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