Have you ever wondered if the person that faces the world each and every day is the real you? I know this sounds absolutely mad, but think about it for a second. Most of us (especially girls) take X amount of time just to get ready before we leave the house. Most of us work for money so we can buy things we want, and think we need. We spend time with the same select few people day after day. I wonder, who are we trying to impress?
If you stripped me down to a bare face, my natural hair, a simple white tee shirt, and stuck me in a white room, I wonder if I would seem half as interesting as I do on a regular basis? They say the clothes make the man. I don't really agree with this statement, however I can see some truth in it. If I was stripped down to the bare essentials, I think my self-confidence would take a direct hit. I don't think I would be nearly as bubbly, goofy, or outspoken as I tend to be. I think it's dumb for me to be that way, but I'm just being honest. I believe the clothes we wear, how we style our hair, what makeup we slather on our faces, who we hang out with, are all just outward projections of who we wish we were on the inside. We dress for how we want to be perceived.
I guess where I'm going with all of this is the fact that I wish I could be more confident in my own skin. I've recently starting wearing far less makeup, and trying to wear my hair naturally as much as possible. That doesn't sound like a whole lot, but I'm taking baby steps to feel confident without all the bells and whistles. I believe we all should start taking steps to feel more confident in our own skin. Looks only get you so far in this world, and material things always have an expiration date.
So I Challenge You to: Remove some of your adornments before facing the world today. Embrace your natural beauty. We're all unique, share what's uniquely you with the world.
Lindsey. Twenty-Five. Currently pursuing a degree in Professional Writing & Film Studies.