Jaded beauty. Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
I think this is something every gal has dealt with at sometime or another. I feel like women constantly compare themselves to one another. I admit it, I'm guilty of this! I think when I was in high school, about freshman year, I really was struggling with feeling like I was not cute or beautiful compared to the rest of my friends and fellow students. I wore what I thought was popular, I grew my hair out to look like my friends, and just tried to fit in. The first year or so of high school was a bit rough, I had never gone to a public school before, and going from a class of 14 to about 600 was crazy. But when I hit my sophmore/junior year, I started to realize how awesome it was to have my own style and look. I wore whatever I liked, chopped of my hair (it's been short ever since), and began to care less about what the world and my peers thought of me. I loved the shock of wearing crazy outfits, because in my small town, everything was very cookie cutter. I loved standing out, and not blending in with everyone else. I gained SO much confidence in those years, and was even nominated for "most likely to be a fashion designer." I didn't win, but hey, still counts!
I still struggle with on days with not feeling skinny enough, pretty enough, cute enough. I think that's something women will always struggle with. But I remind myself that people are beautiful when they are just themselves. When the ignore the trends and fashion magazines rules, and just thrive in their own creativity and beauty. I admire women who break the mold, and I remind myself to do the same.
P.S. I do love fashion magazines, I just try to not take them too seriously, haha.
Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 7. Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. Write to encourage a friend. Inspire her beauty.
Day 16. Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life. Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. Describe your personality.
Day 19. Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22. What are some needs that need to be met in your community? Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Day 24. What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Write about "a day in the life of me." (Pics are great!)
Day 30. Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31. Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!