Happy Sunday! I had a different post planned for today, but sometimes plans are better off ditched. There’s been a resurgence in the My Perfect Imperfections tag on YouTube and I had no intentions of filming a video or writing a blog post about it, but here we are and we’re doing it, so you know I’m a human just like you and not a perfect little blogger alien.
If you’re unfamiliar with this tag, you talk about a few things you dislike about yourself and three qualities you like. I always find it surprising because sometimes what you admire in others is actually their insecurity. It goes to show that we all have different thoughts and opinions and people don’t obsess or even notice your so-called flaws. Furthermore, “flaws” aren’t inherently bad and often times, they make you who you are.
By the way, earlier this week I shared 5 things I learned from my mental health disorders, so if you haven’t checked it out, please do. It’s an important one.
Let’s start with my least favorite qualities.
1. My chest.
I wish I was alone in this, but I think a lot of other ladies feel the same way. I have pectus excavatum (sunken in sternum) and that combined with a pretty large chest and small ribcage means that bras never fit me properly and rarely come in my size. It’s frustrating because finding bras is difficult, but there’s a deeper issue. It has made me feel like my body is wrong and my breasts aren’t what they should be.
I still struggle with this, but bras not fitting my body doesn’t mean something is wrong with me. The flaw lies with how the bras are constructed. They are made to fit the majority of women but not all, so I shouldn’t beat myself up over what the industry has neglected.
2. I take on others’ emotions.
It’s one thing to be compassionate, but sometimes I take it to a whole other level. For instance, if people are stressed about a situation that has nothing to do with me, I get still get stressed. I don’t even have to be part of the conversation. If there’s someone in my vicinity that is expressing a negative emotion, it gets me down. This means a whole lot of being unhappy for no reason, so I’m working on emotionally distancing myself from negativity that isn’t relevant to me.
Of course, there are qualities about myself that I enjoy. Here are two.
1. My legs.
I’m not one to show a lot of skin, but I’ve never hesitated to wear short skirts and dresses. There’s not much to say, I just like my legs! Most importantly, I appreciate that they function and take me wherever I need to go. Thanks, legs.
2. I don’t make a plan B.
Sure, maybe it could be seen as a little reckless, but I like that I’m determined and confident that with enough work I can achieve what I want. I set a goal and don’t waver for fear I can’t achieve it. Honestly in day-to-day life I do sometimes doubt my abilities, but in the long run, I believe in myself. I think that’s something to be proud of.
If any of you want to do this tag, please do and let me know, so I can check it out! You can always leave your answers in the comments too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy almost Halloween!